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Maurice R. Bolt

February 12, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Maurice R. Bolt, 95, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his home. Funeral services for Maurice were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck, Iowa with Pastor Terry Plocher officiating. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery. A visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Online condolences may be made to the Bolt family at

Maurice Richard Bolt, son of John and Edith Hancock Bolt was born on February 8, 1920 in Breckenridge, Minn. He graduated in 1938 from Dinsdale High School in Dinsdale, Iowa. On September 10, 1947 he married Helen Marie Dudolski in Reinbeck, Iowa. They resided in the Reinbeck area, where Maurice managed a beef cattle farm and cattle confinement business for 53 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck, where he served on several church committees and was a former Sunday school superintendent. Maurice was also a member of the Reinbeck Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and dancing. He also coached several of his children's sports activities.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Helen Bolt of Reinbeck; two sons, Dennis (special friend Kim Gretillat) Bolt also of Reinbeck, Kerry (Jane) Bolt of Marion, Iowa; four grandchildren, Damon and Parker Bolt of Reinbeck, Mackenzie (Kirk) Whipple of Denver, Colo., Keaton Bolt of Long Beach, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and William Bolt; sisters, Gertrude Fleming and Gladys Konicek.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, 505 Spruce Street, Reinbeck, Iowa 50669 in memory of Maurice Bolt.



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