Royce “Roy” Bolin

Royce “Roy” Bolin

Madison – Royce “Roy” Bolin, age 82, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on May 14, 2012.

Roy was born in Long Prairie, Minnesota to parents George and Nellie Bolin on February 25, 1930. They moved to Cumberland, Wisconsin where he graduated from high school. In 1951 Roy entered the military where he served 14 months in Korea as a radio-teletype team leader. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Korean War Service medal for his service in Korea.

Upon returning home Roy enrolled at the UW – La Crosse. After graduation he taught high school at Black River Falls, WI and then went on to work with the Social Security Administration as a claims representative. Twenty nine years later Roy retired from Social Security as the assistant manager of the Madison District Office. Wanting to stay active he started part time work with DVR for twenty years before he decided to retire full time.

Roy enjoyed classical music, reading, politics and was an avid fan of the Badgers and Packers. Roy was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years Beverly, his son Jeffery, daughter-in-law Suzanne and his grandchildren Brittany and Michael.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 11:00am in the Ruth Solie dining room at Agrace Hospice Care, 5295 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the wonderful care provided to Roy.

Memorial donations may be made in Royce’s honor to Agrace HospiceCare.