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“So sorry to read that your mother has passed away. We always enjoyed our "small talk" each day we would see her out and about in our neighborhood. ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bernard Mammosser - Rock Falls, IL

“My sympathy to all of you. I knew Carolyn from fastpitch softball days. One could always hear Carolyn, she was very supportive of the team. I...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Doris Streit - Princeton, IL

“Carolyn always had a smile in her voice...and a wonderful smile on her face. Had only seen her at class reunions since moving to Florida, but always...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pat (Hudson) Stone - FL

“We were deeply saddened to learn of Carolyn's passing. She was a good friend and neighbor. We know you have lots of memories to hold in your heart....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Pursell - Rock Falls, IL

“Will never forget all of the great times at the softball diamonds with the Bollman family -- wonderful memories. My sympathies to Lori, Lisa, Loren,...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Russ Merdian - IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice neighbor and great friend. I miss our talks during the day when she would be sitting out on her...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis Buccola - Rock Falls, IL

“miss you and love you mom ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: gregory bollman - rock falls, IL

“Enjoyed your Mom coming over for the holidays and going out for her birthday Geraldine Weed. Going to miss your Mom smiling all the time she...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Renee Weed-Kuehl - Sterling, IL

“I always enjoyed my visits with one of my favorite aunts. She always shared her beautiful smile and big hugs. I will miss you greatly, but gather...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lance Carlson - Wyoming, MI

“Loren, Kathy's and Family,Sorry to hear about the passing of Loren's mom, Carolyn. I am sure she will be missed by her family and the many friends...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Lazar - Libertyville, IL


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Carolyn E. Bollman, 81, of Sterling, formerly of Rock Falls, died on Sunday morning, January 21, 2018 at Sterling Pavilion.

She was born on February 29, 1936 in Sterling to Bela and Mildred (Larsen) Larson. She married Merle E. Bollman on June 13, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2004.

Carolyn was a school bus driver with First Student Transportation for 20 years until her retirement in 2014. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling and enjoyed working in her yard, being outdoors, working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and having coffee with her friends. Carolyn was an avid softball fan supporting her husband and attending many of his games.

She is survived by her daughters, Lori (Kelvin) Weed, of Sterling and Lisa (Dan) Crebo, of Rock Falls; her sons, Loren (Kathye) Bollman, of Elburn, and Gregory Bollman, of Rock Falls; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial will take place at Oak Knoll Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Alzheimer's Association Illinois, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631