Bernadine K. Bollman, 88


Bernadine Katherine Bollman, 88, of Mount Olive, died at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019,  at her home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, with Rosary to be led by Father Thomas Hagstrom at 6:45 p.m. at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Mt. Olive. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Mt. Olive. Following the Mass, family and friends may gather for a memorial lunch at the St. John Paul II hall, which will be served by the Altar and Rosary Society. Becker and Son Funeral Home of Mt. Olive is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Bollman's grandsons, Jason, David and Eric Bollman, Robert Wall, Ben Kruse, Isaac Ervin and Michael Ginos; and friend, Kurt Bickle. Organist Jennifer Monke accompanied the St. John Paul II Choir to provide music including family requests, "On Eagles Wings", "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You"  and Father Hagstrom sang the solo "Be Not Afraid". "You Raise Me Up" a recording by Josh Groban was played at the family service.

Mrs. Bollman was born on Jan. 24, 1931, in Mount Olive, to Michael and Gertrude Lichtenthaler Christoff. She married Charles Berl Bollman on May 26, 1950, in San Bernadino, CA, he preceded her in death on March 22, 2007. Mrs. Bollman attended White City Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1949. She was Mt. Olive City Clerk, a school bus driver and a dedicated mother and housewife.

Mrs. Bollman was an active member of  Holy Trinity Catholic Church, now St. John Paul II Catholic Church, where she was a member of the choir and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. Mrs. Bollman enjoyed gardening, cats and birds.  She especially loved being with her family.

Mrs. Bollman is survived by   her children, Charles (Jean) Bollman of Litchfield, David Bollman of Staunton, Kathy Wall of Mt. Olive and Kim Bollman (Kurt Bickel) of  Mt. Olive; nine grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Debbie Bollman Atwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents;husband; and one daughter, Karen Bollman.

Memorials may be directed to  Holy Trinity Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at


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