Lloyd Bollinger

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Rev. Lloyd Bollinger

The Rev. Lloyd James Bollinger, 82, of Jackson, formerly of Millersville, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Millersville to Henry Joseph and Ethel Hannah Ellis Bollinger. He and Martha E. Carter were married Sept. 26, 1947.

The Rev. Bollinger graduated from Patton High School in 1945. He then went on to graduate from Greenville College in Greenville, Ill., with a bachelor of science in theology, a master's degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Westminster, Md., and graduated from the Army Corps Chaplaincy School in Fort Hamilton, N.Y.

In Illinois, the Rev. Bollinger pastored churches in Mulberry Grove, Gorham, Carbondale, Lebanon, and Edwardsville, and in Missouri, New Salem in Daisy, Old Salem and Millersville Church in Millersville, and Oak Ridge Methodist, as well as in Houstontown, Pa.

He was a former member of the Rotary, Lions, Optimist and Kiwanis clubs of the many towns he had served.

The Rev. Bollinger was also a deacon and elder in the Methodist Church and a member of Sedgewickville United Methodist Church in Sedgewickville, Mo.

He also farmed in the Millersville area for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Jackson; two daughters, Janet (Gary) Krieger of Pekin, Ill., and Martha J. Bollinger of Jackson; four brothers, Franklin Bollinger and John Mark Bollinger of Sedgewickville, Thomas Bollinger of Marquand, Mo., Ralph Bollinger of Jackson; two sisters, Gladys Lawrence of Sedgewickville, Alice Walton of Normal, Ill.; two grandchildren, Angie Fickert and Mike Krieger; and a great-grandson, Brendan Fickert.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Truman and Clyde; and a sister, Mary.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sedgewickville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.