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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
William E. Bollenbacher, 92, Celina, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 14, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Berne, Ind., to Peter and Mina Tinkham Bollenbacher. On Dec. 31, 1938, he married Mary Jane Luttman, who died Oct. 13, 1987.
Surviving is a daughter, Gloria (Kent) Schindler, Berne, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Jean Bollenbacher, Rockford; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a son, Jerry Bollenbacher; two brothers, Francis (Beatrice) Bollenbacher and Albert (Marie) Bollenbacher; and three sisters, Wilma (Jack) Alt, Opal (Irvin) Luginbill and Goldie (Roy) Luginbill.
He worked at the Feed Mill in Berne, Ind. He also worked at Unico and Reynolds and Reynolds, both of Celina. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Eagles Lodge, both of Celina. He also was a member of the Mercer County Sportsman Association.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Donald Pletcher officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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