Leon J. Boll, 94, of New Holstein passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 with his family at his side at Homestead Care Center in New Holstein.
He was born April 30, 1925 in New Holstein to John Sr. and Edna (Miller) Boll. Leon graduated from New Holstein High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 22, 1943 and was discharged on Jan. 23, 1946. Leon always said he served in the Sea Bee’s “CB’s” which in his words stood for “confused bastards.”
On July 31, 1948 he married Marie Binversie at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Some of the family relatives had commented when they got married, “The marriage will never last”; 71 years later....
Leon began his truck driving career in New Holstein in 1949 and retired in 1986. He continued to drive part time during his retirement. During his retirement years, he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the U.S.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the New Holstein American Legion Post 124 where he served on the Honor Firing Squad for 10 years and continuous member for over 70 years.
Leon is survived by his wife, Marie; his five sons, Dennis (Hethie) Boll of Texas, Terry (Charlotte) Boll of Chilton, Steve Boll of Reedsville, Mike (Mary) Boll of Sheboygan Falls, and Jeff Boll of New Holstein; six grandchildren, Angela (Neal), Cory (Tammie), Jacinda (Dustin), Ryan (Kim), Elizabeth (Philip), and Kara (Lars); 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; his two brothers, John Boll Jr. of New Holstein and David (Norma) Boll of Plymouth; sisters-in-law Lennie Boll of Kiel, Kay Boll of Chula Vista, and Nancy Boll of Cottage Grove; and a special niece, Susie (Charlie). He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his grandson, Joshua; five sisters, Jeannette (Harold) Jaschob, Ruth (Frank) Kennon, June (Ike) Herrell, Alice (Alvin) Theiler, and Leona (Wilfrid) Turba; and four brothers, Donald Boll, Robert Boll, Thomas Boll, and infant brother Norman; and his sister-in-law, Ruth Boll.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein. Military Rites conducted by the New Holstein American Legion Post 124 and State Military Honors will take place at the church following the Mass.
Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum near Manitowoc on Thursday, Nov 14.
Family and friends may visit with the family at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from noon until 1:30 p.m.
For further details please contact Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.