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Lee Merwin Bolton

July 27, 1934 — November 23, 2022

Ovid

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     Lee Merwin Bolton, age 88, of Ovid, MI, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Ovid Healthcare Center.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Shepardsville United Methodist Church, Ovid, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 28, 2022, with Pastor Jung Du Piek officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery, Duplain Twp., MI, at a later date.

     Lee was born in Ovid, Michigan on July 27, 1934, the son of James Lawler and Grace Lucille (Austin) Bolton. He graduated from Ovid High School with the class of 1952. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 502 in Elsie and served as chaplain and past Post Commander.

     On December 16, 1956, Lee married Beverly Jean "Bev" Bates at Ovid Congregational Church. They were blessed with nearly 63 years of marriage prior to her passing on December 5, 2019.   Lee worked for Oldsmobile for 37 years, retiring as a General Foreman in 1987.

     Lee was an avid hunter and fisherman and treasured annual trips to the U.P. with Beverly. He enjoyed many years of Michigan Mountain Man Rendezvous. He was part of the morning coffee group at Mary's Country Kitchen. Most of all, he loved his family and friends and time spent with them.

     He is survived by three children: Timothy (Lisa) Bolton, Tami (Michael) Kusnier, and Troy Bolton; six grandchildren: Onas (Carrie) Bolton, Quinn (Joel) Passmore, Kansas (Liza) Kusnier, Marshal Bolton, Mason (Jessie) Euler, and Brant Bolton. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren:  Piper, Darby, Dugan, Charlotte, Lydia, Leo, Landen, Dallas, Harper, Blake, Brynn, and Nova. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bev, and brother Wendall (Delma) Bolton.

      Memorials may be made to the Elsie American Legion Post 502 or Shepardsville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.

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Visitation

Monday, November 28, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shepardsville United Methodist Church

6990 Winfield Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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Memorial Service

Monday, November 28, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shepardsville United Methodist Church

6990 Winfield Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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