Fred William "Bill" Bolland, 81, of Ashton, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his daughter's home of natural causes. He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Squirrel to Henry Martin and Frieda Mary Luetjen Bolland. He attended Kelly School No. 6 in Squirrel and then Ashton High School.
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He married Anna Margaret Ivey on May 4, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashton. They made their home in Ashton. Margaret died Oct. 26, 2009.
He was a member of Ashton Christian Fellowship and was serving as head elder. He taught Bible study in St. Anthony. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He brought many people to faith and salvation in Jesus.
He worked for Fremont County as a heavy equipment operator and then later was a foreman for the State of Idaho Transportation Department. He also farmed for a while in the 1950s with his brothers Bud and Paul. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol as a young man.
He enjoyed boating, skiing, waterskiing, and fishing. He lived his life to the fullest and as a witness to the Savior's love for mankind.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Ken) Strawn of Ashton and son Dale (Joni) Bolland of Vallejo, Calif.; sister Rosemarie (Tom) Jacobsen and brother John Bolland, both of Ashton; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Herbert, Paul and Henry "Bud" Bolland, and sister Dorothy Bolland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, at Ashton Christian Fellowship, 784 Baker Road, with Pastor Rich Laux officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Ashton, and Tuesday at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Squirrel Cemetery.
Baxter Funeral Home - Ashton
717 Main Street P.O. Box 706
Ashton, ID 83420
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on July 3, 2010