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Dorothy Lucille Bolen

July 31, 1931 April 5, 2018
Dorothy Lucille Bolen
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Obituary for Dorothy Lucille Bolen
Pecatonica – Dorothy Lucille Bolen, 86, of Pecatonica, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Center in Freeport. Born July 31, 1931 in Freeport the daughter of Herman Edward and Ida Henryetta (Greenfield) Diddens. Dorothy married Donald Telbert Bolen on September 4, 1948 at Silver Creek Reformed Church in German Valley. She worked at J.I. Case in Rockford for 10 years and Dean Foods in Pecatonica for 35 years retiring in 2006. Dorothy was an active member of the Silver Creek Reformed Church where she participated in its senior and bell choirs, and its XYZ group. She also was a 4-H leader for twelve years and was a member of the Pecatonica Lions Club for over 30 years and the Lady Landowners of Winnebago County. She enjoyed selling Avon for over 30 years and loved to play cards with friends.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Michael Bolen of Durand, Beverly Johnson of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sherrie (Douglas) Gilbert of Wakefield, MI, Penny (Anthony) West of Avondale, AZ; grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Binger, Jon (Beth) Bolen, Seth Bolen, Emily Bolen, Janelle (Dabe) Murphy, Christine (Adam) Hady, Jamie (Brian) Wickstrom, Christopher (Mandy) Gilbert, Josh (Katie) West, Justin (Mellisa) West; great-grandchildren Myla and Synthia Binger, Ellie and Judd Bolen, Rigel Murphy, Emma, Ethan, Elsa and Evan Hady, Landon and Tucker Wickstrom.

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband, Don Bolen.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Silver Creek Reformed Church, 326 S. Bunker Hill Rd., German Valley with Rev. Grant Mulder officiating. Interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. In lieu of flowers memorials to FHN Hospice. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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4:00 PM 4/13/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/13/2018 7:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

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11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Silver Creek Reformed Church

326 S. Bunker Hill Rd.
German Valley, IL 61039

Silver Creek Reformed Church
326 S. Bunker Hill Rd. German Valley 61039 IL
United States

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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2514 IL-26
Freeport, IL 61032

2514 IL-26 Freeport 61032 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

FHN Hospice in Freeport


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