KENNETH GENE BOLINGER

KENNETH GENE BOLINGER

Kenneth Gene Bolinger, son of John R. and Suzie H. (Scott) Bolinger, was born June 4, 1931 at home south of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Kenny grew up in Ringgold and Taylor counties.

Kenny was united in marriage to Marcia Haynes in March 1950. To this marriage were born two sons, Mike in 1951 and Curtis in 1955. Kenny worked for Farmers Coop in Creston, Iowa and retired as the manager. Kenny learned to play the mandolin by ear and loved music. He played for square dances, music jams and everything between. Kenny also enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He is a member of the Eagles Lodge in Creston and the Clearfield Christian Church. 

Kenny experienced the loss of his son, Mike, on May 14, 1969 and his wife, Marcia, on May 1, 1994. Kenny married Sherry Boyer Mullin in 1995. They made their home in Clearfield, Iowa since 1997. Kenny will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend.

Kenny passed away March 9, 2013 in Clearfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son; siblings, Rex (Austie) Bolinger, Opal (Clyde) Rinehart, Everett (Leona) Bolinger, Virgil Bolinger, Paul (Irma) Bolinger, Clarence Bolinger, Lloyd (Violet) Bolinger and Weldon (Rose) Bolinger; father and mother-in-law, Randal and Ethel Haynes of Lenox, Iowa; mother-in-law, Betty Boyer, and stepson-in-law, Phillip Kirby.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sherry Bolinger of Clearfield, Iowa; son, Curtis Bolinger of Creston, Iowa; grandsons, Rowdy and Alex Bolinger of Creston, Iowa; stepdaughters, Kathryn Kirby of Centerville, Iowa and Karole (Barry) Weeks of Ryan, Iowa; stepgrandchildren, Nickolas Kirby, Trevor Weeks, Cooper Weeks, Katelynn Kirby and Gracie Weeks; brother, Loren (Dorothy) Bolinger of Blockton, Iowa; father-in-law, Marvin Boyer of Clearfield, Iowa; brother-in-law, Doug (Deb) Boyer of Clearfield, Iowa, and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield was in charge of his arrangements.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 13, at the Clearfield Christian Church in Clearfield with Rev. Tim Maxa officiating. Private burial of the cremains was held in Graceland Cemetery in Creston. 

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