Fred C. Bolsinger, 84, of Arlington died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at an Arlington nursing home.
A celebration of life for Fred will be held on April 15 at 5 p.m. at the Lake Region Golf Course, Lake Poinsett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the veterans organization and Backpack Project.
Fred was born to John and Charlotte Bolsinger on June 30, 1932 in Denver. He lived life to the fullest.
He served his country from 1950 to 1955 with the Carrier Air Group 11 VA115 and from 1955 to 1967 with Com Section Chief 155MM Guns. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and numerous honors for his service. He spent the rest of his career in the communications industry with AT&T, Alascom and ASTAC in Alaska. He retired in 2007 from climbing poles on the North Slope and became a house husband. He loved cooking, having people over, golf, and was an avid Denver Broncos fan and let everyone know. His favorite saying about his life was “I’ve been to two wars, a rodeo and a national goat rope.”
He is survived by his wife, Tara of Lake Albert; daughter Makayla of Lake Albert, a son Brit and daughter Tina, both of Anchorage, Alaska, a daughter Nan of Wasilla, Alaska, and daughter, Jamie of Arizona; a sister, Alice of Maine; three brothers, John, Bill and Jimmy all of Colorado; and his beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are handled by Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.