William Henry Bolanz Sr.

August 1, 1929August 27, 2013
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William Henry “Bill” Bolanz, Sr., passed away at Robinson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Bill was born in Akron, Ohio on August 1, 1929 to parents Henry and Mary Bolanz. Bill was a Marine Corps. veteran and served his country proudly during the Korean war. Mr. Bolanz enjoyed a career as a long distance truck driver for 50 years and was a member of the Teamsters Local 24. Over the years he loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports and enjoyed his extensive gun collection. Bill was most at peace on his John Deere tractor.

Surviving Bill is his wife of 44 years, Connie. Surviving also are his children: William “Bill” Bolanz Jr., Nancy (Carl) Sieber, Henry (Tara) Bolanz, Susan (Brian) Behon, David (Dawn) Bolanz, Connie (Anthony) Kitchen, Shonna Stone and Tammy Ellis. Bill also leaves his sister Mary Lou Bolanz, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Pamela Tilley, his brother Nick Bolanz, grandson Devon Bolanz and his nephew Chris Bolanz.

Family will receive friends at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St, Ravenna, on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M on Saturday, August 31st with Pastor David Ballert officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph.

Condolences and memories may be shared at

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436)


  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2013

William Henry Bolanz Sr.

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linda scarlett ( your old aide)

September 4, 2013

Connie so sorry to hear about bill passing. Lots of thoughts love and prayers sent to you and family. Please contact me when u can would love to hear from you left my number with shawna.

Jeanie Brown

September 2, 2013

Henry, Tara & family-Sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless you all and peace to calm you.

September 1, 2013

bill I am so sorry. this is the hardest part of life to go through I know you and your dad were close. My thoughts and prayers are with you

your friend

Nancy Dodds

August 30, 2013

Mary Lou...I am so sorry for your loss. I know Bill couldn't have asked for a more devoted "little sister"! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Connie and the whole family at this difficult time.

Bud & Linda Ball

August 30, 2013

Mary Lou and Family - We are sorry for your loss and hope you know you will all be in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

Kathleen McLaughlin

August 30, 2013

Mary Lou - I am so sorry to hear of your loss and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Don & Anita Zirkle

August 30, 2013

To Mary Lou and her beloved family,
We pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you comfort to know that Bill is at peace. Hope it comforts you to know God is with you in your time of loss. Remember the good times and cherish the memories. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

The Gumpf's

August 30, 2013

Sorry for your loss. It's never easy loosing a parent. God Bless you at this difficult time.

Herman& Gwen. Hawkins

August 30, 2013

Mary Lou, and Family
We are so sorry for your loss, just know our love and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God be with all of you.

Tim&Connie Cole

August 29, 2013

We ate sorry to hear of your loss we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers