Donald “Bud” Ray Bolen Jr., age 51, died April 18, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on November 25, 1969 to the late Donald Ray Bolen Sr. and Dolly Mae (Garvey) Bolen, she survives. Bud married Tina Marie Pontzius on March 17, 1990 in Kendallville. He graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1988 and worked at Budd Company for 14 years. Bud enjoyed collecting all kinds of different knives and his collection grew to quite a large number. He was an avid North Carolina Panthers fan and enjoyed fishing from time to time.
His wife of 31 years, Tina Bolen of Kendallville.
Son, Tyler and Ashley Bolen of Kendallville.
Daughter, Sierra Bolen and Hunter Taylor of Kimmell.
2 Grandson, Xavier and Linkin Taylor.
Mother, Dolly Bolen of Kendallville.
Brother, Daniel Bolen and Rose Mary Shaffer of Albion.
Mother-in-law, Christine Pontzius of Auburn.
Brother-in-law, Kirk and Robin Pontzius of Auburn.
Sister-in-law, Stefanie and Jeff Terry of Tri Lakes.
Brother-in-law, Steve and Penny Lacata of North Carolina.
Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald Ray Bolen Sr., Grandparents, Granville and Ogie Bolen, Grandmother, Rosie Russell and Father-in-law, Steve Pontzius.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 S. Lima Road, Kendallville, Indiana 46755.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the church with one hour visitation prior to the service.
Burial will follow the service at Brushy Prairie Cemetery in LaGrange.
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