A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at the First Congregational Church in La Crosse, with the Rev. Bill Hoglund officiating. Burial with a graveside military tribute will be at Onalaska Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home in Onalaska from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service.
Memorials in his honor may be made out to one of the Bolterman children for a memorial at Riverside Friendship Garden and the Youth of the Congregational Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Bolterman was born Dec. 11, 1924, at Shefelbine Orchards in Joastad Coulee, a son of the late Fred and Anna (VonMoos) Bolterman. He attended a country school not far from his birthplace, and the family eventually moved to Onalaska where he graduated from Onalaska High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech sergeant.
He started work at Allis Chalmers following his service in the war.
He was married to Helen M. Hagemo April 2, 1949, at the First Congregational Church in La Crosse. She preceded him in death.
He went to work for Heileman’s after Allis Chalmers closed its doors. There he worked as an accountant until retirement.
He and his wife were longtime members of First Congregational Church in La Crosse.
He was a member of the Onalaska American Legion, the Eagles Club, The Moose Lodge and had a family membership to the Relaxin’ Camper’s Club.
Survivors include one son, Rodney (Ellen), Rochester, Minn.; two daughters, Janet (Bob) Symicek, Onalaska, and Jean (Edward) Parsons, Stevens Point; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Bolterman, Sarah (Ben) Buhrow, Jeff (Christine) Symicek, Michael Symicek, Alysha and Paul Eder and Nolan Parsons; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Paul Bolterman; and seven siblings.