Voris Von Boll, age 88, passed away in Boca Raton, Florida, on February 11, 2018.
He was born January 24, 1930 in Columbus, Indiana, a son of Charles and Hestella (nee, Snyder) Boll.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954.
On July 20, 1952 Von was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jean Givens Boll; they spent over 38 years devoted to one another until her death in 1990.
He found love again and was married to Dawn D. Wenal on August 16, 1991; they were together for over 26 years. Von was raised in Columbus, Indiana, and graduated from Columbus High School, class of 1948. During his four years at CHS, his athletic ability earned him 15 varsity letters.
He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Franklin College in 1952.
Von began his career with the finance department of Indiana-based Cummins Engine Co., and in 20 years he advanced from the service manager to the Assistant Vice President. In 1971, he purchased Cummins Michigan distributorship, which he successfully operated for 30 years before retiring in 2001.
Upon retiring, Von was able to enjoy wintering in Boca Raton, Florida, and spending his summers in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Von was the longest-serving board member at Franklin College; he was awarded an alumni citation in 1983 and an Honorary Doctorate in 2003.
He was a dedicated member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He loved to play tennis and enjoyed watching tournaments.
Von liked to spend time boating and fishing. He was very social and loved having long conversations.
Von was a very strong and compassionate husband, father and grandfather.
He was very proud of his family and was always smiling because he truly loved life.
He is survived by his wife Dawn D. Boll; his children, Greg (Susan) Boll and Karen (Ken) Robideau; his stepdaughter, Sherri Wenal; his grandchildren, Sarah (Ethan) Allen, Suzie (Aaron) Cozart, Jacob Robideau, and Jonathan Robideau; and his great-grandchildren, Isabel, Bennett, Elina and Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean; his brothers, Ray Boll and Bob Boll; and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Allen.
The visitation will be held Sunday, February 18 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville, Michigan. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 19 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Main St., Northville. He will be laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery and will receive full military honors for his service to our country.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Von’s honor to Franklin College for either (please specify) Athletics or the Boll Endowed Scholarships, attn.: Development and Alumni Engagement, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN 46131.