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1934 Edward 2021

Edward Boltz

December 7, 1934 — December 10, 2021

Edward “Eddie” Boltz, 87, of Dannebrog passed away at Brookefield Park in St. Paul on December 10, 2021. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island with Reverend Bill Pavuk officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 PM at Apfel Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be directed to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.



Edward “Eddie” was born December 7, 1934, to Fred and Edna (Rauert) Boltz in Grand Island. The family moved to the farm near Dannebrog in 1943. He graduated from Dannebrog High School 1953, and then attended business school in Aberdeen, SD.



On May 4, 1958, Eddie married Shirley Maddox in Palmer, NE. From that union there were four children born, Randy (Deb Stoltenberg), Allen (Pui), Danny (Terri) and Tammy (Rob) Serr. He worked at the bank in Dannebrog for three years. He was in the Army in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Eddied loved farming with cows, pigs, corn, alfalfa, and pasture ground (and a few raccoons), and ran a grade A dairy for 21 years.



Eddied served on multiple boards. He was secretary/treasurer of the Dannebrog Golf Course, Howard/Greeley Public Power District for 51 years, Nebraska Public Power District in Lincoln for two years, Dannebrog school board and then Centura school board for 21 years, and the Education Service Unit 10 in Kearney for 20 years. Eddie enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, and card games, and have been members of the Platt Duetsche for many years.



He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 63 years; four children; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters: Phyllis Hedstrom of KS and Eleanor Andersen of MT.



He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard; brothers-in-law: Herb Headstrom and Gene Andersen.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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