Robert E. Bolander

1922 - 2012

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Robert E. Bolander, 89, of Findlay died at 2:42 PM Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born on November 5, 1922, to the late Glenn Bert & Clarissa Emily (Pownell) Bolander in Findlay, OH. He married Beatrice C. "Bea" Bowe on September 16, 1944, and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2006. Robert is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Larry) Houck of Jenera; sons, Bob (Bonnie) Bolander of San Marcos, TX and Dan (Paula) Bolander of Jenera; sister, Clara Jane Youngs of Van Buren, OH; brothers: Joe (Carolyn) Bolander of Cincinnati and Paul (Janet) Bolander of Mt. Blanchard; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother Glenn; an infant sister, Wilma; and brother, Elmer (Pat) Bolander. Robert was a 1941 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. He served his county proudly in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. Robert worked as an electrician/maintenance supervisor for Garwood Ind. for 30 years and retired from O/I in Findlay. He was very proficient in many trades from restoring sports cars, woodworking, building boats (one built in the basement), building electronics, organs, TV's, models, built two homes, and many Christmas gifts. He also loved Bea the best 5151XXX (their secret code). The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Heritage for their loving care. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Pastor Jason Yost will officiate. Private burial will be on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Houcktown Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Hancock County, OH. Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made via

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, July 8th 2012 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, July 9th 2012 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Bob and Bonnie
Date :Sunday, July 8th 2012
From : Chuck and Gloria
FriendsWe feel sorry for your loss and ask the God of all comfort to supply your need at this time

To : Bob SandyDan
Date :Sunday, July 8th 2012
From : Tom Sandi Powell
We will not be able to be at services for your Dad but want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with each one of your family members I always remember your Dad with a smileIn Christ's loveTom and Sandi

To : The Family of Robert E Bolander
Date :Tuesday, July 10th 2012
From : L Anderson
please accept my condolances

To : The Family
Date :Saturday, July 7th 2012
From : Shirley Balbaugh Pickering
My condolences to the Bolander family Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayersShirley - friend of Bonnie

To : the family
Date :Saturday, July 7th 2012
From : Cheryl McCrate maxine bowman's daughter
I am so sorry to hear about your dadI liked him so muchI will always here him say hi Bonnie I will always remember you coming to see my mother at the funeral home I am so sorry for your loss

To : Dan Bolander and Family
Date :Sunday, July 8th 2012
From : Connie Williams
So sorry to hear of your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you

To : Bolander Family
Date :Saturday, July 7th 2012
From : Ed Regina Huston
Sorry for your lossour prayers are with you

To : Dan family
Date :Saturday, July 7th 2012
From : Jeff Alice Hailey
Very sorry for your loss We will miss seeing his smiling face at the family functions which he enjoyed at the Heritage

To : The Family
Date :Saturday, July 7th 2012
From : Doug Warren
I am very saddened by this news A lot of my childhood memories include your whole family My condolences to the Bolanders Doug Warren