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Don L. Boldt

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Mr. Don L. Boldt of Ashley, departed this life at Crossroads Community Hospital on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He had attained the age of 56 years, 10 months and 12 days.

Mr. Boldt was born on December 27, 1959 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Marvin and Norma (Scherer) Boldt. He was united in marriage to Lisa Dressler on November 19, 1983 at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Scheller, and she survives his passing.

A lifelong farmer, Don raised crops and livestock – always providing for his family and helping anyone who needed it. He took great pride in caring for the land and, most especially, tending to his cattle. His knowledge of cattle breeding was matched only by his generosity and strong work ethic. He was a member of several beef cattle organizations, including the Illinois Simmental Association and the Illinois Beef Association. He also served on the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Bull Test Committee and as president of the Ashley Cemetery board.

Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Marvin and Norma Boldt of Ashley; wife, Lisa Boldt of Ashley; a son, Blake Boldt of Nashville, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law, John and Connie Dressler of Waltonville; a sister, Cindy Johnson and her husband Jim of Paris, Tenn.; a brother, Jerry and his wife Sharon of Ashley; three brothers-in-law, Tim Dressler and wife Judy of Las Vegas, Todd Dressler of Ashley and Matt Dressler and wife Amanda of Scheller; several nieces and nephews; many friends, most notably, Wayne Wilson, Avery Kitowski, Tom Saxe, and Ron and Donna McKay and family.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bailey Michelle; his paternal grandparents, Albert and Marietta
Boldt and his maternal grandparents, Louis and Hazel Scherer.

Graveside services were held at the Ashley City Cemetery in Ashley, on Sunday, November 13, 2016 with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home in Ashley, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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