Henry F Boltjes Jr

January 7, 1944October 14, 2020

Henry F Boltjes, Jr died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. His memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sonrise Church at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds in Torrington, Wyoming. Memorials may be given to the Festival of Hope and Regional West Hospice. Online condolences may be left at Henry was born in Goshen County to Henry and Ida (Shindledecker) Boltjes on January 7, 1944. He attended many grade schools as his parents were teachers in Eastern Wyoming and graduated from Kemmerer High School in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Later he graduated from Chadron State College in 1969. He married Beverly and had two children, Hod and Tricia. He taught in LaGrange, Wyoming and later owned businesses in Scottsbluff with his wife. Later returning to teaching, moving into Principal positions, then to a Superintendent position at Loneman School in South Dakota and ending his career substitute teaching in Goshen County. He loved teaching and continued through the age of 75- known to many as Mr. B. Henry’s loves were the state of Wyoming, the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, 57 Chevys, auctions and garage sales and singing with the Sugar Valley Singers, but, his true love were his 6 grandsons, his great grandson – Ben and great granddaughter – Iris. Henry is survived by his son Hod (Deb) Boltjes, daughter Tricia (Alan) Strauch and daughter Amy; grandsons: Taylor, Claire and Ben Boltjes, Nick Chitwood, Brock Chitwood, Caleb Boltjes, Zach, Melany and Iris Boltjes, Brant Boltjes, Jay Struble and Zoie Struble; his brother Herman and Cheryl Boltjes, Bob, Mary and David Kraft, many nieces and nephews, many beloved students and fellow auction attendees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ida and his wife Bev.


  • Taylor Boltjes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nick Chitwood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brock Chitwood, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caleb Boltjes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Zach Boltjes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brant Boltjes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Kraft, Honorary Pallbearer


20 October

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Sonrise Church

Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds

Torrington, Wyoming


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Wanda Cross Dog

October 20, 2020

i had the great opportunity to work with and know this man ... he really cared for our children/students at Loneman School ... sincere condolences to the family!

Steve Tando

October 20, 2020

What a fine gentleman and a wonderful man to work with. You'll be missed my friend.

Carol Gerk

October 16, 2020

Hod our prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God wrap your whole family in his loving arms.
Carol and Allan Gerk used to be at Berean church at Alliance.

Bobbie Baird

October 16, 2020

Tricia and Hod, Remembering the time we left Ryan with your Dad and Mom. They were such good friends, think of them often. will cherish those time. Peace be with you. Love, Bobbie

Kathy Dickson

October 15, 2020

Tricia and Hod -
My sympathy to you and your families on the passing on of your father, Henry.
I remember quite well the first time I met your Dad in LaGrange, WY. It was quite evident that he loved your Mom and she loved him - she was happy and I was happy for Bev to have found someone who cared so much for her.
My heart goes out to all of you with Henry's passing. Know that I send you my love, hope and prayers that memories will ease your sorrow.

Kathy Marquez Dickson


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