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John S. Boland

January 14, 1915 - December 25, 2012

JOHN S. BOLAND, 97, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the nursing home.

John was born January 14, 1915, in Paris, IL, to Chester Risser and Olive (Swank) Boland. He was educated in the Paris, IL grade schools and was a graduate of Paris High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He married Marjorie Hammer on June 4, 1939, in Morrison, IL. She died February 12, 1995. John was first employed by the Farm Bureau Extension Service in Monmouth, IL. He later worked as an Assistant Farm Advisor for the Whiteside County Farm Bureau in Morrison, IL. He then farmed in Whiteside and Clark Counties. John was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, His special interest was barbershop harmony singing and he sang with the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Barbershop Chorus in Sterling, IL. He was a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and the Republican Party.

Survivors include one son, John Richard (Diane) Boland of Coarsegold, CA; one daughter-in-law, Mary K. (Don) Heinzel of Peoria, IL; five grandchildren, Betsy Boland (Matt) Ice, Lisa Boland (Kyle) Garrett, Stacy Boland Fie, Christina Boland Buckles, Michelle Boland (Steve) Harmon; eight great grandchildren, Avery and Annie Fie, Lauren and Ryan Buckles, Samantha and Natalie Ice, Haley Garrett, and Silas Harmon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; one son, Roger Lee Boland; one brother, Howard Chester Boland.

Funeral Information

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM – Saturday - January 5, 2013 at the Morrison United Methodist Church

CO-OFFICIATING: Rev. Dan Schenck – Pastor: Morrison United Methodist Church and Pastor Steve Harmon – Pastor: Open Bible Fellowship – Morrison, IL

VISITATION: 4:00-7:00 PM –Friday - January 4, 2013 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home

INTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery – Morrison, IL

Donations Information

Memorials to:
Morrison United Methodist Church - Morrison, IL
Harmony Foundation International - supporting youth in harmony schools and summer camps - 110 Seventh Ave. North, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203

Donations Link:

Harmony Foundation International

John S. Boland

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