Julius P. Bollig, age 92, of WaKeeney, Kansas, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. He was born October 26, 1926, in Ellis, Kansas, to Jacob and Anna Marie (Graf) Bollig.
Julius attended St. Mary’s Grade School, in Ellis, then Ogallah Grade School. He was a 1945 graduate of Trego Community High School. He went on to serve our country in the United States Army. On November 9, 1948, Julius was united in marriage to Christina Bongartz. They enjoyed 70 years of marriage together. Farming and ranching were a way of life for Julius, Christina and family. He was a very proud veteran, having served as a member of the Veterans of Foreign War (past commander), and the American Legion. Julius was also very active in the community as a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Glencoe County Board, Round Mound School Board, Soil Conservation Board, ASCS Office Board. He was also a county assessor and helped start the WaKeeney Avenue of Flags. Julius will be dearly missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of the family home; two sons, Delbert (Donna) and Douglas, all of WaKeeney; three daughters, Cynthia (Rick) Presley of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Germaine (Bruce) Taggart of Hays, and Laraine (Carl) Mohler of WaKeeney; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Loretta Billinger, and Armella (Van) Mangels. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Eric Bollig; a sister, Mary Kroeger; and three brothers, Rudy, Bill, and Norbert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney. Burial will be in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, with military honors by Ft. Riley Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening, from 5:00 to 7:00 with a parish vigil service immediately following, all at the funeral home in WaKeeney.
Memorial contributions are suggested to VFW Post 3449, Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund, or Masses. Contributions to the organization may be sent to Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th Street, WaKeeney, KS 67672.