Kenneth "Ken" Lee Bollinger, Nekoosa/formerly Janesville, WI (1943-2013)
October 21, 1943 - December 12, 2013
Kenneth “Ken” Lee Bollinger, age 70, of Nekoosa, formerly of Janesville, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born on Oct. 21, 1943, in Eau Claire, to Roland and Margaret (Miland) Bollinger. Ken graduated from Eau Claire High School with the Class of 1961. On Oct. 6, 1962, he married Katherine C. Cooke in Eau Claire. Ken, then, was employed by the City of Janesville as a Fire Fighter. He was a fire fighter for 30 years until 1994, when he retired as Lieutenant. He also worked as a Master Plumber and Cable TV installer during his time off from the Fire Department. Ken was a past President of the Firefighters Union and a member of the Moose Club.
Ken is survived by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Bollinger of Nekoosa; his children: Kevin (Wendy) Bollinger of Barneveld, Kim (Tom) Ober of Morrisonville, and Kent Bollinger of Eleva; grandchildren: Kate, Jacob, Josh, Nicole; great-granddaughter, Olivia; two brothers, Gary Bollinger of Eleva and, Allan (Wilma) Miland of Janesville; sister-in-law, Eleanor (Robert) Bollinger-Johnson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald Bollinger.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at 12 Noon at LEIKNESS & STAHL FUNERAL HOME, Plainfield, WI. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Bill Fischer. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, until the time of service at 12 Noon.
On line condolences may be made at www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.