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Franklin Bolinger

1920 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Franklin Bolinger Obituary
Bolinger, Franklin
1920 - 2017
Franklin G. Bolinger, age 97, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 10, 2017. 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." He was born June 11, 1920 in Niles, Michigan to the late Frederick and Ruth (Ludwig) Bolinger and is also preceded in death by his wife Mary (Willard) Bolinger and sisters Edith and Dorothy Bolinger. Franklin is survived by his sons, William (Joan) and James (Vicki) Bolinger; daughter, Carol (Rainer) Wallace; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was a WW II US Army Veteran who served in the South Pacific, an Eagle Scout who developed many hobbies, a longtime member of East Baptist Church in Whitehall, a former member of First Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. Franklin retired from Western Electric as an Engineer and was an avid marathon runner into his seventies. Special thanks to hospice nurses, Julie Maynard and Marketa Williams. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with visitation 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio. Graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 16 at Silverbrook Cemetery, 1400 E. Main Street, Niles, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, 1001 Kingsmill Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio 43229. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 12, 2017
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