Charles M. Bolander, a Buckley resident since 1997, died April 18, 2015, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease at The Memory Care Neighborhood at Heritage House in Buckley. He was 86.
He was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Lodi, Calif., to the late Esther and Walter Bolander. He resided in California until he and wife Victoria moved to Buckley. He was a 1951 graduate of Pacific Union College and worked primarily as a self-employed businessman and serial entrepreneur, at various times working as an accountant, controller, insurance agent and salesman. He retired in 1997. He had served from 1951 to 1953 with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the Hupmobile Club, Golden Era Automobile Association and Auburn Adventist Academy Church. He enjoyed staying connected to family and friends throughout the U.S. and Sweden and was an avid hiker, having climbed California’s Mount Whitney numerous times.
He is survived by Victoria Henner Bolander, his wife of move than 58 years; son Sten Bolander and wife Julie of Roseville, Calif.; daughter Kirstin Rich and husband Stuart of Lake Tapps; and two grandsons.
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Wilma Bing, followed by a reception, is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, 5010 Auburn Way S., Auburn, 98092. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name are suggested to the Cure Alzheimers Fund, www.curealz.org, 34 Washington St. No. 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.