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Harold M. Bolterman

August 25, 1938 — April 26, 2023



Harold M. Bolterman, 84, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at The Summit, Bettendorf.  Per his wish the rite of cremation has been accorded.  Memorials may be made to Boys Town.


Harold Mervin Bolterman was born August 25, 1938, in Onalaska, WI, the son of Harold F. and Olive B. (Hoefke) Bolterman.  His mother died shortly after his birth, and he was raised by his father and stepmother Ruby (Morkved) Bolterman. 


He was an Army veteran and a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.


Prior to his retirement he had been an inventory control analyst for JI Case-Bettendorf.  While working for JI Case in Rockford he met his future wife, Barbara James, and they were united in marriage on March 7, 1959, at Court Street Methodist Church, Rockford, IL.  She preceded him in death on September 7, 2021.  Harold also drove buses for the city of Davenport for many years.


In his younger years he was active in Junior Achievement, coaching Dad’s Club Softball, and Cub/ Boy Scouts.  He loved the Green Bay Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and football teams. 


Survivors include his sons: Brian Bolterman, Gresham, OR, and Gregory (Janet) Bolterman, Canton, MI; granddaughters: Valerie (Kevin Frankola) Bolterman, Seattle, WA, Robin (Jake Bingham) Bolterman, Columbus, OH, and Abigail Bolterman, Canton, MI.


In addition to his wife Barbara, he was preceded in death by his daughter Marjorie and parents.


He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.


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