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Leonard BOLLINGER

Male 1923 - 2009  (86 years)


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  • Name Leonard BOLLINGER 
    Born 8 Jan 1923 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 2009  Glasgow, Valley County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Enlisted in the U.S. Army on 10 February 1943 in Butte, Montana. In civilian life, he was a retail manager. At the time that he enlisted, he was still single.

      Leonard A. "Lenny" Bollinger, 86, a military veteran, died Wednesday at his home in Glasgow, after a long illness.

      Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

      Leonard passed away at his home on Oct. 14, 2009, after a lengthy illness caused by transient ischemic attacks, or miniature strokes.

      Leonard weighed less than 4 pounds when he was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Larslan, Mont., to Magdalena and Carl Bollinger, who tucked him into a shoebox in a dresser drawer to keep him warm from the blustery weather. The family later moved to Nashua, where Leonard and his brothers and sisters were raised.

      He served on an anti-aircraft gun crew in Europe during World War II. After the war, Leonard returned to Nashua, where he met Margery Engels. They were married June 11, 1949, in Balsam Lake, Wis., and then moved to Glasgow.
      For more than 30 years, Leonard and his brother Gordon ran Gordon's Foods in Glasgow, where Len's robust laugh couldn't be missed, and his occasional singing of "Happy Birthday" over the store's loudspeaker could be heard and enjoyed by all until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed reading, walking, dogs, gardening, singing loudly in church, football broadcasts on television, shaking things up in Glasgow when he saw the need and visiting with people in general.

      He especially enjoyed his family and golfing, even one-sticking it in the winter. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the Elks and the VFW. He was active in the community and served many years on the Glasgow School Board.

      He is survived by his sister, Betty Jean Miller of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Marjorie Bollinger of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Gary and Mary Bollinger of Tucson; three daughters, Marleigh Bollinger of Shelby, Lynn Strand and husband Arnie Strand of Glasgow, and Sheryl Bollinger and husband Steve Myers of Englewood, Colo.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Margery; his mother and father; his brothers Gordon "Geb" Bollinger, Harold "Bud" Bollinger and Carl "Mel" Bollinger; and his sister, Florence Pool.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Leonard's honor to a charity of the donor's choice.
    Person ID I658  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2019 

    Family Margery A ENGELS,   b. 2 Oct 1928,   d. 6 Oct 1994, Glasgow, Valley County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2019 
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