Doris Eleanor Bolinger, age 90, of LaGrange, passed away May 3, 2023 at The Waters of LaGrange. Mrs. Bolinger was born in LaGrange County, LaGrange, Indiana on February 26, 1933 to the late Ralph Warren Willits and Gladys Marie (Wilson) Willits. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1951. She married Chester George Bolinger on December 28, 1952 in Hudson, Indiana and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2004. Doris was employed various places including Wheel Works, Essex Wire, Lyall Electric, McCray Hospital, A1 Production and Wible Lumber.
Son, John and Sanda Bolinger of Wawaka.
Daughter, Patricia Wooten of Rome City.
Son, Ralph and Lou Ann Bolinger of Kendallville.
Son, Norman and Patricia Kay Bolinger of Topeka.
Son, Charles and Mona Lisa Bolinger of Graham, Kentucky.
22 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.
Sister, Berniece Gannon of LaGrange.
Sister, Phyllis “Pinky” Steinstifher of Neodesha, Kansas.
Brother, Sherwin Willits of Neodesha, Kansas.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Gladys Willits; her husband, Chester Bolinger; two young sons, Roger and David Bolinger; son, Paul Bolinger; sisters, Hazel Carriker and Eunice Willits; and brothers, Perry Willits, LaVern Willits, Dexter Willits, Calvin Willits and Freeman Willits.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 8th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Porter officiating. There will also be visitation at 10:00 AM prior to the service.
Burial will take place at South Milford Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.