Kenneth W. Bolz, 68, of Chilton died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home in Chilton.
He was born Nov. 9, 1951 in Fond du Lac, son of the late William and Armella (Bittner) Bolz. Ken married Jane Haltinner on Aug. 16, 1975 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton.
Ken began working at the Foley Company while in high school, and transitioned to the Chilton Malting Company, now known as Briess Industries, where he was a roaster, and later grew the malt used for important things such as beer and cereal.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, the Chilton AC’s, the German American Club, and was a former member of the Chilton Fire Department. Ken enjoyed the great outdoors, especially time spent hunting and fishing. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and never turned down a good Polka song. He appreciated time spent at the cottage in Shawano where he could rest, relax, and watch the cars go by.
Ken fondly will be remembered as a man who enjoyed and treasured the simple things in life, like grilling and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; his children, Laura (John) Geiger, Eric (Holly) Bolz, and Scott Bolz; his five grandchildren, Lindsay and Natalie Geiger, Benjamin Savage, Khloe, and Emerson Bolz; all of the Daycare Grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Bush; two brothers, Dave (Nancy) Bolz and John Bolz; a sister-in-law, Fran Haltinner; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Loose and Lyle (Connie) Haltinner. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, other family members, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 54 E. Main St. in Chilton with the Rev. Jon Thorsen officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 and on Wednesday at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when family prayers will be held. A Parish Vigil Service will take place at the close of the visitation on Tuesday evening.
Ken’s family would like to thank the entire oncology department at St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Katie, April, and Deb, as well as the Ascension Hospice program, especially Kris and Doris, for all of the loving care that was provided to Ken, as well as his entire family throughout this time.