Alton "Butch" Bolin Jr.

TELL CITY - Alton "Butch" Bolin Jr., 88, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Ky.
He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Cannelton, son of the late Alton P. and Nancy Gertrude (Sturgeon) Bolin. Also preceding him in death were his wife Mary (Klueh) Bolin; his son, Mark A. Bolin; sisters Wanda Wright, Marjorie Simpson and Joyce Scott; his brothers, Kenneth, James and Ronnie Bolin; his great-grandson, Tyler Zoglman and sons-in-law Michael Wirthwein and Gerald Smiley.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in infantry companies 104,102 and 575 of the 11th Armored Division, 3rd Army, earning three Bronze Stars and American campaign medals under Gen. Patton. He was a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939.
Butch enjoyed Indiana University basketball, fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Marcia Wirthwein, Karen Smiley, Judith Beumel (Alex) and Rebecca Paulin, all of Tell City; a son, Bryant Bolin of Tell City; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel with burial in St. John Chrysostom Church Cemetery in New Boston, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 2939. The Rev. Don Overton will officiate.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 14 and from 10 a.m. until service Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 2939 or St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
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Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2251
Published in Perry County News on June 13, 2013