Marion L. Boldan
December 13, 1938 – August 4, 2021
Preceded in death by husband, Terry D. Boldan. Survived by children: Julie Boldan (Mike Prescher), Joe Boldan, Terry “T.D.” Boldan, Jr., Rea Boldan (Ted Kountze); seven grandchildren: Marlene Kountze, Jonathan Boldan, Whitney Hilgartner, Tucker Prescher, Breezy Boldan, Genevieve Prescher, Eli Boldan; two great-granddaughters, Ricki Jo and Tobi Lea Hilgartner.
Family will receive friends Sunday, August 8th from 2pm to 4pm at West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, August 9th at 1pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street. Interment: Fairview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Marion L. Boldan was born on December 13, 1938, and died on August 4, 2021, at the age of 82. A loving and kind person, she was known to all for her gentle, selfless nature. Marion was born in Blakely, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Genevieve McKeon. She was their second of five children: Patsy, Louise, Bobby, and Tommy. Marion graduated from Blakely High School in 1956 and met her future husband, Terry Boldan of Springfield, Nebraska, in 1958 or 1959 when he was in the army stationed at Fort Tobyhanna in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. The couple were married on December 31, 1960, in St. Patrick’s church in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, then moved to Omaha, Nebraska.
Marion and Terry had four children: Julie, Joe, Terry Jr. (T.D.), and Jean Marie (Rea). Marion stayed at home to raise them and was also a favorite of many of the children in the neighborhood. In the summers, the Boldans made the long car trip back to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends. Marion became a grandmother in 1991 and would eventually have seven grandchildren: Marlene, Jonathan, Whitney, Tucker, Briana (Breezy), Genevieve, and Elijah (Eli). She also had two great granddaughters: Ricki Jo and Tobi Lea. They were each the apple of her eye, and they were equally smitten with her. Just as she had with her own children, Marion made bad days good and good days better. Each is certain that they are her favorite.
Marion was an active parish member of St. Cecilia Cathedral and later of St. Margaret Mary. An avid bowler, she participated in leagues in Omaha and played in city and state bowling tournaments for many years. She was a friend to many and traveled extensively with a group of close friends from bowling and elsewhere.
Whether she was called Marion, Mom, Grandma, or GG, all who had the pleasure of interacting with Marion Boldan would agree that she was simply the best person they knew. She will be deeply missed.