Obit: Bolz, Herman A. (1912 - 2009)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Bolz, Fintowski, Korbitz, Resech

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI), Thursday, January 22, 2009, Online Edition

Bolz, Herman A. (July 19, 1912 - January 17, 2009)

Herman A. Bolz, 96, Town of Medford, died Saturday, Jan. 17 at Memorial Health Center in Medford, where he had been a patient for half a day.

Memorial services and cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date at Medford Evergreen Cemetery.

Herman Bolz was born July 19, 1912 in the Town of Medford to the late Louis and Matilda (Resech) Bolz Sr. He attended Immanuel Christian Day School and Medford elementary schools.

On July 7, 1934 in Waukegan, Ill., he married Josephine A. Fintowski, who survives. They purchased his widowed mother's homestead where he has lived since. He did woods work with his two brothers and also worked on a farm for his brother-in-law. He then was employed at Hurd Manufacturing for six years, worked for Dittrich Mink Ranch for three years, then owned and operated his own mink ranch for 40 years. After he retired, he did more woods work until he sold the land.

He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford. In his youth he would trap mink. He enjoyed fishing, all outdoor sports, hunting with his nephews every fall, gardening, and most of all taking care of his large family and friends all of his life. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Constance "Connie" (Bernard) Korbitz of Omaha, Neb.; two grandsons, Paul Korbitz and Guy (Nancy) Korbitz, both of Omaha; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Fred, Louie, Clara, Ida, Walter, Alfred, Herman and Richard.

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Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.



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