Edwin A. Bols
Age 82, of Morris, passed away at his residence Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born June 30, 1934 in Morris to the late John and Catherine (nee Broderick) Bols. A graduate of Morris Community High School class of 1952. Eddie married Ruth Osmond on April 6, 1956. Together they raised their family and farmed in the Morris area their entire lives. He also worked at DesPlaines Chemical for a few years while farming. He was the founding owner and operator of Bols Dryer Sales which he operated for many years. Eddie was a member of Grundy County Farm Bureau and past board member. He was an avid bowler for many years and sponsored several bowling teams.
Survived by his loving wife, Ruth (nee Osmond) Bols; children, Deborah (Gary) Peterson of Newark, Jacquelin (David) Trueblood of Enid, OK, Sandra (Carl) Smedberg of Heathrow FL, and John (Karen) Bols of Morris; 10 grandchildren, Amanda (Steve) McCleary, Tecya (friend Scott Kitzman) Peterson, Renee (Shane) Amans, Danielle (Josh) Wilson, Jason (Trisha) Gualandi, Claudia and Lauren Smedberg, Kristin (friend T.J. Markley) Hayse, Justin (Sarah) Bols and Katie (Eric) Larson; 14 great-grandchildren, sister, Eleanor (the late Keith) Jackson of Manteno and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded by his parents; sisters, Frances (Howard) Clennon and Catherine (Robert) Lawrence; brother, Leonard (Winona) Bols.
Funeral services for Edwin A. Bols will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 (at Deerpath Drive), Morris. Pastor Steve Larson to officiate. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Morris. Visitation Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. For information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com.