Funeral services for former Burlington resident Carroll Dean Bolen are being held today (Thursday, Jan. 22) in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake, N.D. Carroll, 88, died Jan. 17, at Mountrail Bethel Home in Stanley, N.D.
He was born July 6, 1926, in Herrin, Ill., the son of Luther and Marie Jenkins Bolen. When he was 6, the family moved to Rock Springs, where he received his education and graduated from Rock Springs High School.
He enlisted in the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge.
He married Elizabeth “Betty” Mollet on Sept. 1, 1967, in Seattle, Wash. The couple moved to Burlington in 1969 where they owned and operated a cattle ranch. Carroll was a brand inspector for the State of Wyoming for 20 years. He served on the Farmer’s Canal District Board, volunteered for the Burlington ambulance and fire departments, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
The Bolens sold their ranch in 1999 and moved to Fernley, Nev. In 2011 they moved to Powers Lake; and Carroll entered the Mountrail Bethel Home in 2011.
He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Loreine Bolen.
Carroll is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Powers Lake; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Deb Bolen of Elmhurst, Ill., and Richard and Val Bolen of Powers Lake; one daughter, Mary Beth Bolen of Espanola, N.M; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.