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Florence Katherine Bolander

December 15, 1943 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Florence Katherine Bolander, 79, of Burlington, died Monday, August 7, 2023, at Addington Place in Burlington.

Born December 15, 1943, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Ray and Vennessa (Kimbrough) Penrod. On July 21, 1962, she married Paul Melvin Bolander at the Spring Grove Methodist Church in Des Moines County, IA. 

She graduated from Burlington High School.  

Florence was a homemaker and worked part time at Hy Vee for over 20 years.

Florence liked to play BINGO, go shopping, and listen to George Strait. She traveled all over the world with her husband, including one especially memorable seven country tour. She always said he'd take her wherever she wanted to go. Florence was a great cook and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Her family was everything to her. 

Survivors include her husband, Paul of Burlington; daughters, Deb Smutzer, Julie (Henry) Harris, and Tina (Chris) Lamb all of Burlington; sons, Tim (Paula) Bolander of Burlington and Bradley (Mandy) Bolander of Oswego, IL; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Stafford and Barb (Gary) Glendenning both of Burlington; brothers, Floyd (Patty) Penrod and Dick Penrod both of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Viola (Denny) Patton and Georgianna (Jim) Vantiger; one brother, James Penrod; one son-in-law, Greg Smutzer; and two brothers-in-law, Ronald Stafford and Harry Bolander. 

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, August 10, 2023 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division Street. 

The funeral service for Mrs. Bolander will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 11, 2023 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St. Burial will be in Carman Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Parkside Baptist Church following the burial.

A memorial has been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House. 

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August 10, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Family Receive Friends
August 10, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
August 11, 2023

2:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601


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