Lee Orvin Bollenbach, age 75, of Morton, IL, passed away on June 5, 2020, with his family at his side. Born on August 13, 1944 in Madison, WI to Orvin E. and Vanita R. (Voss) Bollenbach, he married Kathleen Ann Zimmerman on April 30, 1966 in Middleton, WI. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Shaun (Melissa) Bollenbach of Morton, IL and Shelly (Bill) Joseph of Peoria, IL., five grandchildren, Connor, Katlin, Alyssa, Zachary and Sage, and two brothers, Gary (Robie) Bollenbach of Whitewater, WI and Charles (Beverly) Bollenbach and sister-in-law, Joan Bollenbach, all of Middleton, WI.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul.
Lee graduated from Middleton High School in Middleton, WI. He received an Electronics Engineering Degree from the Wisconsin School of Electronics in Madison, WI. Lee retired from Caterpillar Inc. after 35 years as a Senior Systems Analyst. He then drove a semi-truck cross country, visiting the 48 continental states before driving a truck for Bell Enterprises for 10 years.
Besides attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events, Lee also enjoyed traveling on his BMW motorcycle across the continental United States as well as in the European Alps. Earlier in his life, he was an accomplished pilot.
A private memorial mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Morton, IL. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Neonatal Intensive Care Unit @ Children’s Hospital of Illinois 530 NE Glen Oak Peoria, IL 61637 or to his church, Blessed Sacrament Church 1020 S. First Ave. Morton, IL 61550.
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