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Warren H. Bolin was born on November 7, 1920 in Portland, Oregon. He attended Portsmouth Grade School and Roosevelt High School where he was active in athletics, especially football and baseball. During his college years World War II began. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the European theatre as an officer. Following his discharge from the military in 1946, he began a career in education in the Portland area, teaching mathematics and coaching. In 1947 he married Jean Read and from that relationship, four children were born. Upon retirement in 1982, Warren received the Distinguished Service award from the school district. In 2006 he was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was named an Alumnus of the Year by the Roosevelt High School alumni association.

The greatest event of Warren's life took place in August, 1950 when he became a Christian while listening to a presentation of the gospel preached by Billy Graham. Warren heard and responded to the message of salvation and it changed his life and that of his young family. He became an active member of the church. Warren lived in the same neighborhood in Portland for most of his life. However, in 2008 he moved to Canton, South Dakota to live near his oldest son, James. He resided in Canton until his death on November 20th, which was directly related to a serious fall in his residence and the medical complications from that event. While in Canton he faithfully attended the Redeemer Free Lutheran Church and made many friends and acquaintances there. Warren was preceded in death by his father and mother: Swan and Harriet; his wife, Jean; his only sibling, Clarence; and his granddaughter, Catie Bolin. He is survived by his four children: Barbara, Beijing, China; James, (Ruth) Canton, SD; Daniel, (Cay) Tyler, Texas; and Paul, (Jane) College Station, Texas; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Redeemer Free Lutheran Church located on Hwy 18 on the west side of Canton. Please direct any memorial gifts to the building fund of the Redeemer Church or a .

Published in The Argus Leader from Nov. 21 to Nov. 29, 2015
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