Charles Frank “Jack” Bolten


Charles Frank “Jack” Bolten died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Sealy, Texas, at the age of 98 years old. He was born Dec. 24, 1918 in Rosenberg, Texas, to Charlie and Melinda (Michel) Bolten. He married Gladys Lora Pless on March 12, 1942.

Jack retired in 1982 from Nabisco Co. after 26 years of service. He loved to fish, work in his garden, mow yards and do mechanic work. He also loved to play bingo and 42, and go gambling and travel with wife Gladys. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy for many years. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and he dearly loved his five children, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Bolten, his parents Charlie and Melinda (Michel) Bolten, son Charles E. Bolten, grandchild Jeffery Franke, grandchild Jody Bolten Richter, grandchild Janet Havemann, great grandchild Brandon Havemann and son-in-law Jesse Franke, sisters Alma Schroeder, Mabel Hering, Willie Mae Viereck and Henriette Janecek, and brother Deroy Bolten.

Surviving Jack are his daughters Nettie Havemann, Charlene Sowa and husband Andrew, Linda Ratjen and husband Lawrence, and son David F. Bolten, daughter-in-law Deborah Bolten Davis, and brother-in-law Floyd Pless and wife Jean, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers: Roy Gene Havemann, Russell Havemann, Rodney Havemann, Mark Sowa, Joe Mike Young and Charlie M. Bolten.

Honorary Pallbearers: Royce Janca, Donnie Sklar, Mark McClellan, Pat Lester, Glenn Richter and all of the great grandsons.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 2 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy with Pastor Kenneth Bersche officiating. Interment in Sealy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Jack, or a charity of your choice.


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