Leo J. Bollig, 88, of Mapleton, Iowa passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Unity Point Health- St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Mapleton, Iowa with Reverend Jena Finch-Manchester officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton, Iowa with Military Honors provided by the United States Army and the Loren Hollister American Legion Post #496 of Mapleton, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, in Mapleton, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.
Leo Joseph Bollig was born July 14, 1931 in rural Danbury, Iowa the son of Joseph Leo and Rachel Catherine (Livermore) Bollig. He attended grade school at St. Patrick’s Catholic in Danbury, Iowa. After his schooling he worked on the farm with his father.
He was inducted in the United States Army on October 23, 1951 and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on October 7, 1953 and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star.
Leo and Phyllis Joann (Mack) were united in marriage on February 3, 1954 in Danbury, Iowa. She passed away November 5, 1964. Leo and Christine (Kobes) were united in marriage on July 15, 1978 in Sioux City, Iowa. Christine passed away on May 24, 2007.
Leo was a lifelong farmer until the farm sold in the early 80’s. After selling the farm, Leo moved to Sioux City where he worked at L & L Builders. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt.
He moved back to Mapleton, Iowa in 2012 where he eventually moved to Maple Heights Nursing Home.
Leo was a member of the VFW and the Loren Hollister American Legion Post #496 of Mapleton, Iowa.
Survivors include his children, Donald Leo Bollig of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Kirk Leland (Julie) Bollig of Mapleton, Iowa, Eugene Joseph Bollig of Tampa, Florida, Galen Francis (Bonnie) Bollig of Smithland, Iowa, and Karen (Kelly) Reed of Sioux City, Iowa; his step-children, Mike (Sara) Kobes of Minnesota, Kurt Kobes of Minnesota, Chris (Leslie) Kobes of Sioux City, Iowa, and Ronelle (Mark) Gordon of Sioux City, Iowa; his grandchildren, Stacy, Jill, Amanda, Tasha, Trent, Tyler, and Abigail; his great-grandchildren, Emma, Derek, Rebecca, Rachel, Krymsen, Briggs, Serenity, Mahayla, Dominique, Raymond, Kiya, Skyler, Kallie, Kayden, Nikolai, and Benjamin; and one great-great-grandchild, Eternity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rachel (Livermore) Bollig; his wives, Phyllis (Mack) Bollig and Christine (Kobes) Bollig; and his two sisters, Mildred Kisting and Rosemary Wise.
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