Richard Bollinger

Friday, December 9, 2005

Richard "R.J." Bollinger, 73, of Lower Lake, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Meadowood Nursing Center in Clear Lake, Calif.

He was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Pittsfield, Ill., son of Luther O. "Ikey" and Fern L. Dinsmore Bollinger.

Bollinger was a 1950 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, moving to San Francisco, Calif., in 1957.

He was an electrician with Otis International Elevator, retiring in 1987. He competed in the Golden Gloves, and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, Rick Bollinger of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Cheri Bollinger of Orange County, Calif., Valerie Morrison of Columbus, Mont.; a sister, Gloria Payne of Cape Girardeau; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter.

A memorial service was held Tuesday.

Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake was in charge of arrangements.