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Obituary: Jon C. Bolander, Greensburg

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Jon C. Bolander, 58, of Greensburg, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born June 15, 1956, in Shelbyville, IN, he was the son of Chester and Sarah Jane Essex Bolander.

He is survived by siblings, Mark Bolander of Hope, Mandy (Jon) Betzner of Bunker Hill, IN, and Angie (Kevin) Mahoney of Hope; nieces, Sarah and Nick Betzner and Emerald Bolander; first cousins, Deryl Bolander and Phyllis Riche, both of Columbus; his stepmother, Helen Bolander of Hope; and many close friends and loved ones.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Susan Bolander; and grandparents, Homer and Frieda Essex and Charles and Grace Bolander.

He had been employed in construction and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Jon was a great outdoorsman who loved gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting and living off the land. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of Jon's life is planned. A day and time will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made through Norman Funeral Home in Hope to the American Cancer Society or the National Arbor Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bolander family at

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