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Henry “Bones” George Bolt, age 72, of Dorr and Howard City, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 13, 1947, to the late George and Johanna (Groen) Bolt. Henry served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his time in the service Henry worked many years as an avid builder of homes all over Michigan. He loved working with horses, was known to spoil any and all children, liked buying and selling at auctions, and enjoyed barrel racing whether it was watching his daughter or racing himself.

Survivors include his daughter, Mandy Bolt; brothers, George and Bill (Jean) Bolt; sister-in-law, Joanne Peltz; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonnie McMichael; brother, Frank Peltz; and nephew, Ronnie McMichael.

Per his wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorials can be donated to Zeeland Spectrum Health Hospice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs at MediLodge to Holland and Spectrum Health Hospice in Zeeland.

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


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  1. Sarah Boyd on December 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    He was very kind man! He helped me out by hauling horses home for me from a auction! Rest in peace, you will be missed!

  2. Jamie on December 4, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Fly free Bones. You will always hold a special spot in my heart. Jamie

  3. Tom and Emily Zych on December 4, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Gods comfort to you, Mandy and all his family.

  4. Susan on December 5, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. He was an icon in the horse industry and will be greatly missed…

  5. Kendra on December 5, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    From your girl Kendra! You will truly be missed! Ughs to family and Mandy! Gonna miss riding down the road to see you sitting in front of your garage! Will miss all the horses you let me try and ride!

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