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Franklin Bolt, age 96, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

He was born on November 27, 1923, in Grand Rapids, to the late Joseph & Emma (Dorenbos) Bolt.

Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in the Eighth Air Force.

Frank worked at Dekker Bookbinders for 60 years.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce (Houseman) Bolt; sons, William Bolt, Robert (Lea) Bolt and Ron (Peggy O’Neill) Bolt; grandchildren, Mason Bolt, Denee O’Neill, Nicholas & Brittney Bolt, Nicole (Mike) Gebben, Autumn O’Neill Bolt and Sierra O’Neill Bolt; great-grandchildren, Seth, Austyn, Kinsley, Franklin and Theodore.

Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Avenue), Grand Rapids, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery with full military honors rendered by Kent County Honor Guard and the United States Air Force.

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Burial arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, MI, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Linda Highland on February 1, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    God Bless his wife, Joyce and Family…Frank was a dear friend too us at the Lincoln Square Chapel..
    He liked too pick on me and I liked too keep picking on him…The Lord wanted Frank home and
    no more medical issues for him…May the Lord bless you all thru this time…Cherish the Memories
    of Frank, Dad and Grandpa…We always thanked him for his service that he was proud too serve for
    the USA… Going too Miss you Frank..Will see you again….Hugs, Mrs Linda and Chapel Friends…

  2. Lynn Plummer Trestrail on February 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Joyce and Family,
    I am sad to hear of Bud’s passing. He was a great neighbor for many years. May all of you cherish good memories.
    My sincere sympathy. Lynn Plummer Trestrail

  3. Mary Ann Alliston on February 2, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Dear Joyce, and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. You were always great neighbors, and my Bob so enjoyed Bud and the time they spent together when Bud would take him to radiation and doctors appointments for me. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Mary Ann Alliston

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