Boldt, Michael E.
Michael E. Boldt, age 68, of Appleton, died peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 13, 2013, after bravely fighting lung cancer. Michael was born in Appleton on June 5, 1945, to the late Melvin and Mayme (Kofler) Boldt. After graduating from Appleton West High School, Michael proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at James River/Graphic Packaging for many years, retiring in 2008. He enjoyed spending time at the lake and playing softball with his brothers, carpentry, gardening, grilling out, Brewers games and cheering on the Vikings. Most of all, Michael enjoyed spending time with his girls and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his three daughters: Vikki (Andrew) Jorgensen, Appleton, Jill (Matthew Weber) VanEperen, Menasha, and Da'Neil (Matthew) Spencer, Appleton; 8 grandchildren: Kellan, Halle, Merrick, and Tennyson Jorgensen, Arielle and Adrienne VanEperen, and Stellar and Dahlia Spencer; 2 brothers: Dennis (Christine) Boldt, Appleton and Steven (Karen) Boldt, Kimberly; sister Janice (Ted) Fox, Bowler, WI. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers: William, Marshall, and Douglas Boldt.
At Michael's request, a private graveside service will be held with full military honors to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Contributions in his name can be sent to: N9171 Cedar Hollow Ct. Appleton, WI 54915
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cass and Shelly from Affinity Hospice, Dr. Donatelle and Dr. Heifner, the staff of Affinity Family Practice at Airport Rd., and the staff at the Renaissance for the compassionate care given to Michael.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Sept. 15, 2013