OBITUARY

Carl Lawrence Bollman

26 November, 193320 November, 2021
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Carl Lawrence Bollman, one of the good guys, passed away on November 20, 2021 after a life well lived. He was 87.

Born November 26,1933, he was the eldest son of Carl and Hilda Bollman. After growing up on a farm outside of Lansing, he served his country in Korea before coming back to finish his studies at Michigan State University and then launch a successful insurance career. His life centered around faith and family. He adored his wife, Janie, and together they built a wonderful life together filled with travel around the world, camping trips across the country, summer days spent on the golf course or at the cottage, and winter days spent on countless card games. He was an avid MSU sports fan and enjoyed joining friends and family to watch the games. Family gatherings were among his greatest joys--particularly spending time with his grandchildren, and he never tired of hearing how each of them were doing. He was also very involved with activities at St.Therese Church, where he and Janie were members for over 60 years, and very involved within the community, as past president of the Downtown Coaches Club, past president of the Lansing Sunrise Rotary Club, and a longtime member of the Rebounders Club and the Knights of Columbus. He lived a full life; true to himself, sustained by his faith, and with a friendly and generous spirit-- he was well loved.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janie; children, John (Karen) Bollman, Jan Bollman, Dan (Stephanie) Bollman, Deb (Don) McSween, and Mike (Mary) Bollman; brother James (Janice) Bollman and sister Josephine Freund; sister-in-law JoAnne Bollman; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a large extended family. His brother Bob Bollman, sister and her husband Betty and Tom Lehman, sister and her husband Judy and Joe O’Leary, and sister-in-law, Diane Bollman predeceased him.

A funeral mass and a celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, at St. Therese Church in Lansing Michigan. A memorial gathering will take place at the church at 10:00 a.m. on that day for the family to meet with friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Vincent Catholic Charities of Lansing, 2800 W. Willow Street, Lansing, MI 48917 or St. Therese Catholic Church, 102 W. Randolph Street, Lansing, MI 48906.

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  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities of Lansing 2800 W. Willow Street, Lansing, Michigan 48917
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Saturday, 27 November, 2021

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Saturday, 27 November, 2021

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