VeteranLeo Bollinger

Leo BollingerLeo S. Bollinger, 70, of Browning died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at his residence.

He was born June 5, 1933, in Browning, a son of Herschel Aaron and Mildred Rittenhouse Bollinger. He married Donna June Toland on Feb. 23, 1957, in Browning. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Beardstown; three sons, Leo Jr. of Browning, Fred of Rushville and Rodney (and Penny) of Manito; four brothers, Wayne (and Dee) of Browning, Larry (and Arletta) and Charles (and LuAnn), both of Astoria and Paul (and Sandy) of Broken Arrow, Okla.; five sisters, Linda (and Paul) Booth, Patsy (and Jim) Self and Sue (and David) Dotzert, all of Beardstown, Beverly (and Larry) Treadman of Wilmington and Marianne (and Ken) Agans of Pleasant Plains; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Juanita.

He was a Korean War Army veteran, serving from May 1953 to April 1955.

He worked at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Toland Skelly Station in Rushville from 1961 to 1980, owned and operated Bollinger Service Station in Rushville from 1980 to 1992, was a bus driver for Schuyler School District Unit 1 for many years, operated the Village of Browning waterworks and operated a woodworking shop.

He was a member of the Browning Fire Department for many years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mike Cahill officiating. Burial was in Browning Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Browning Senior Citizens Center.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/24/2003

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