Richard Bolt


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 8:41 pm
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Richard L. Bolt, 73, of Swedona, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.
Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Green Rock Free Will Baptist Church, 918 2nd St., Colona. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion, is assisting the family.
Richard was born on Nov. 13, 1939, in Whiteside County, the son of Henry and Augusta Brandt Bolt. He married Olivia Fern Thornburg on Aug. 27, 1958, in Lyndon.
Richard began his career as an assembler with Bear Manufacturing, last working as an inspector. He retired in 2000, after 16 years with ARC as a truck driver. He enjoyed being with his family, friends and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Olivia Bolt; sons, Tim Bolt (Stacey), Swedona, Michael Bolt, Milan; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; sister and grandson.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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