Kenneth A. ‘Kenny’ Bolte, 81, FerdinandFebruary 8, 2019
Kenneth A. “Kenny” Bolte, 81, of Ferdinand, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from Multiple Systems Atrophy at North River Health Campus in Evansville.
Kenny was born December 14, 1937, in St. Henry to Othmar and Alma (Schwinghammer) Bolte. He married Georgiana “Georgie” Gilles on May 30, 1961, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Evansville.
Kenny was owner and operator of Bolte’s Service Center in Ferdinand for 45 years. He was also a school bus driver for 20 years.
Kenny was a member of Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church.
Kenny enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, swimming and spending time with friends and family on the Ohio River. He was an avid Indiana Hoosier fan and enjoyed watching college and high school sports.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Georgiana Bolte of Evansville; two sons, Kevin (Chatty) Bolte and Eric (Leslie) Bolte, both of Ferdinand; three daughters, Karla (John) Buening, Gina (Scott) Schue and Jill (Shawn) Boles, all of Evansville; one brother, James (Nancy) Bolte of Newburgh; one sister, Vera Eckert of Celestine; and 15 grandchildren, Gabrielle, Felicia, Sophia, Tabitha, Alex, Kraig, Chas, Conner, Evan, Samantha, Lexis, Kendall, Addison, Andrew and Anderson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside honors.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and also on Wednesday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
20-year-old Cameron Egler is interning on the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour,...
Sister Anita Louise Lowe was installed Saturday as the Sisters of St. Benedict’s 14th prioress.
They come for a summer and then they’re gone. But, it’s a summer they’ll never forget....
How many lives do you think you could live in 125 years? What kind of impact could you leave...
The topic of mobile food vendors in Jasper has stirred debate for years. Currently, the city...
On Aug. 3, a group of about 30 former Navy SEALs will swim the first, legally-sanctioned swim...
Fifty years ago, astronauts, engineers and scientists at NASA were days away from launching...
For the second consecutive month, the topic of potentially decommissioning a handful of Jasper...