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Bruce L. Bolz

Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:59 p.m. CDT

HOUSTON, Texas — Mr. Bruce L. Bolz, 75, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home in Houston, Texas.

Bruce was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Cicero, Ill. He married Kathleen Grimm in 1987, in Joliet, Ill.

Mr. Bolz worked at IVEX Corp. in Joliet for 42 years, until his retirement in 2002.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Grimm of Houston, Texas; daughters Bessie (Geno) Strickland of Morris, Ill., Marisa (Carlos) Medina of Houston, and Christine Grimm of Houston; sons John Grimm of Kansas, and James (Leanne) Grimm of Chicago; brothers Robert (Carol) Bolz, Elmer (Eva) Bolz, and Eric (Joan) Bolz; a sister, Lillian Vandrakis; sisters-in-law Gloria Bolz and Patricia (Keith) Holcomb; a brother-in-law, Don (Joan) Grimm; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eric Bolz Sr.; his mother, Ruth Krause; two brothers, Kenneth Bolz Sr. and Wayne Bolz; and a daughter, Barbara Cline.

Cremation rites have been accorded by the Neptune Society in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the First Baptist Church, 1650 West U.S. 6, Morris, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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