Paul Holtman Boller

Sep 9, 2018
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10:00 AM, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 21, at Locke Funeral Home


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo with military rites by Evansdale AMVETS Post #19, Evansdale AMVETS Post #31, and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard


in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterloo


Paul Holtman Boller, 100, of Waterloo, IA, died at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village on Sunday, September 9, 2018 of natural causes.


He was born May 3, 1918 in Waterloo, son of Raymond E. and Bess R. Holtman Boller.


He married Betty Jean Tonnesen on April 24, 1949; she preceded him in death November 29, 1971. He later married Norma Elaine Olson on August 30, 1975 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on March 29, 2001. He graduated in 1937 from Waterloo West High School. Paul worked at the Waterloo Courier newspaper for 41 years retiring in June 1968 as Manager over the photo engraving department.


He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a faithful member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Paul enjoyed reading and music and his favorite, woodworking. He spent many winters in Alamo, Texas. He volunteered many hours at St. John Lutheran Church in San Juan, Texas, where he was an associate member.


Survivors include his sons: Dan (Dava) Boller of Waterloo and Dale (Tammy) Boller of Springfield, MO; son in law, Darvin (Becky) Chase of Springfield, MO; 7 grandchildren: Jason (Lieta Siano) Boller, Jared (Stacey) Boller, Jon Boller, Elizabeth (Scott) Tyler, Marcia Boller, Jenna (Nate) Schares, and Angela (Jake) Boxberger; 4 great grandchildren: Coleson Wallace and Eisley, Weston and Arlo Boller; and a sister, Lois Osness of Waterloo.


He is preceded by his parents; his wives; a daughter, Linda Chase; and his twin brother, Lee Robert Boller.

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  1. Jeff Heisterkamp | Sep 16, 2018

    Dan and Dava,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.  It sounds like he led a wonderful life.


    All the best

    Jeff & Bonny Heisterkamp

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