Douglas "Doug' W. Bollin, 81, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Doug was born Dec. 25, 1925, in rural Quimby, the son of Ray and Opal (Longwell) Bollin. He attended Quimby and Kingsley Schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 until 1946. On Feb. 22, 1947, he married Hazel Chase.
Doug was a hard worker, often holding down more than one job. He worked as a farmhand for Marlin Robeson, worked for 37 years at the Kingsley Elevator, raised hogs, and repaired canvas tarps. After he retired in 1987, Doug worked as a maintenance man at the Kingsley Nursing Home and worked for the city of Kingsley on a part-time basis.
He was very handy always coming up with creative ways of fixing things. He built two houses for his family.
He enjoyed gardening and was well known in Kingsley for raising tomatoes. He also loved to play bingo with his wife and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church and belonged to the American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa. Also, he was a former member of the Masonic Cosmos Lodge 470 of Kingsley, and a former volunteer firefighter. For 17 years Doug helped coordinate and deliver meals to elderly people within the Kingsley community. If a volunteer was unable to take the meals, Doug was there to cover the route.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; one daughter, Diane Hain of Omaha, Neb.; three sons, Damon Bollin and his wife, Nancy of Connelly Springs, N.C., Dennis Bollin and his wife, Patti of Le Mars, Danny Bollin and his wife, Audrey of Kingsley; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Maxine Fellom of Newport News, Va., and Kereen Schnee of Sioux City; two brothers, Gary Bollin of Colorado and Jim Bollin and his wife, Penny of Green Valley, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Bollin of Anthon and Alice Pratt of Kingsley; one brother-in-law, Harry Chase of Tucson, Ariz.; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons in infancy; two brothers, Wayne and Frank; one sister, Lavone Gibbs; and two sisters --in-law, Vera Sands and Ileta Earnest.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with Pastor Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Burial will be a private family burial. Visitation begins after 2 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Rohde ~ Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.