Jerry Bollman

Jerry L. Bollman, 78, of Waukon passed into the arms of the Lord Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Jerry Lee Bollman was born January 21, 1941 at the Sherman Hospital in Waukon, the son of Everett and Dora (Clark) Bollman. He was baptized April 13, 1941 at Forest Mills United Brethren Church in rural Postville, attended Smithfield country school and graduated from Luana Consolidated Public Schools in 1959. From 1960-1964, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman, 2nd class, spending some of that time serving in the Vietnam War.

May 6, 1972, he married Cheryl Lynn Walsh at Pilgrim United Methodist Church in Monona. Jerry had a very entrepreneurial spirit and social nature which led him to manage and even possess his own businesses over the years. Jerry also worked for the JR Watkins Company, which allowed him to travel both locally and internationally. His love for being behind the wheel led him to drive bus for Allamakee Community Schools.

On occasion, he drove the VA van for veterans’ trips to Iowa City for healthcare. In later years, he enjoyed spending his days working with his close friend, John White, on John’s Postville farm.

Jerry’s faith was extremely important to him. As a member of First Baptist Church in Waukon, Jerry served as a Deacon, janitor and Sunday school superintendent. He also belonged to the American Legion. Jerry loved to go fishing and was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids, and his dog, Amber Rose.

Jerry will be remembered for his selfless and forgiving nature, generous heart and sense of humor. He had a silent, strong and courageous nature that was admired by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of Waukon; his daughter, Kari (Matthew) Nelson; his son, Bryan Bollman; his grandchildren, Chelsea (Michael Clark) Ahlstrom, Whalen Ahlstrom and Ozzie Nelson; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Hayden Clark; his siblings: Jim (Susan) Bollman, Doralee Huinker, Marcia (Ron) Harris, Clark (Vickie) Bollman and Scott (Kim) Bollman; a brother-in-law, Kim (Phyllis) Walsh; and his mother-in-law, Beverly Walsh. He was preceded in death by his parents; his nephew, Gary Bollman; an infant niece, Sandra Bollman; a brother-in-law, Richard Huinker; and his father-in-law, James Walsh.

Honorary casketbearers are Jim and Scott Bollman, Ron Harris, Tom Bartling, Chuck Bloxham, Larry Folkers, Obert Johnson, Joe Kroack, Lanny Marting and Brian Wullner. Casketbearers are Whalen Ahlstrom, Clark Bollman, Michael Clark, Brent Bacon, and Casey, Cory and Kim Walsh.

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