THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bernard R. Bolander
Issue Date: August 23, 2018
Bernard R. Bolander, 92, of Maricopa, Az., formerly of Amberg and Hartford, passed away Fri., July 31, 2018 in Maricopa.
Born Jan. 24, 1926 in Amberg, he logged and farmed in Wisconsin for 50 years, before moving to to Arizona in 1995 where he retired from A.O. Smith.
An avid bowler and gardener for many years, he enjoyed game day and attended church regularly before his illness. In his final days, he shared many jokes and memories with visiting family members.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald and Robert Bolander; four daughters, Bonnie Locy, Kim Bolander, Carla Bolander-Mosley and Kelly Helberg; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Evelyn Raygo and Clara Policello.
He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Carolyn Bolander.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, Aug. 2 in Gilbert, Az.