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Alfred G. Bollig

Longtime Sherman County, Kansas resident Alfred G. Bollig, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 23, 2014. He died in Dalhart, Texas, where he had been a resident for the last eight years.

He was born December 19, 1925, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Elizabeth (Meier) and Peter Bollig, and also the tenth of thirteen children. Alfred grew up on a farm in the Saline River area, near Plainville, Kansas, and had a great appreciation of nature and the outdoors. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He and Bonnie Sylvester were married on November 26, 1951, in Goodland, Kansas, and they had four children. After working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for thirty-one years, he retired in 1984. He was also a farmer and continued to farm until the late 1980’s. He loved keeping busy, enjoying gardening, reading, and spending time with family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 27, at 10:00 AM MT, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland, with Father Norbert Dlabal presiding. Burial, with military honors, will follow at the Goodland Cemetery.

Friends may share their respects on Tuesday, from 5:00 until 6:30 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland. Vigil and rosary will follow at 6:30 PM MT.

Memorials may be designated to Genesis, and may be left at the services, or mailed to 1121 College Avenue, Goodland, KS 67735.

Services are entrusted to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555. Online condolences: www.koonsfuneralhome.com.