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John Ransom Bolio

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

John Ransom Bolio

Feb. 7, 1946 - Oct. 4, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- John Ransom Bolio, 66, died Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012), at the gravel pit near McCook.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1946, to Frank and Louise Lena (Warning) Bolio in Cheyenne County, (Calhoun Township), Kansas. He attended country school in Kansas through the eighth grade. He then went to work for the Paul Gorthy Ranch.

On March 17, 1968, he married Patricia Stagemeyer. He worked for several farms and spent some time in Florida where he worked as a maintenance man. He eventually went to work for Steve Barenberg doing farm work and pumping gravel, later transferring to the McCook pit.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents, Frank and Louise Bolio; three infant sisters, Ilene, Marianne and Adriane; brother-in-law, Larry Clark; one nephew, Jerry Clark; and mother-in-law, Doris Pettit.

Survivors include his daughter, Tamara and husband, Garrett Baldwin, of Renton, Washington; ex-wife and friend, Patricia Stagemeyer of Benkelman, Nebraska; two brothers, Franklin Bolio of St. Francis, Kansas and Thomas Bolio of Benkelman; two sisters, Hazel Clark of Benkelman and Helen and husband, Jim Jones, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; sister-in-law, Beth Bolio of Benkelman; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his name in care of Beth Bolio, 1318 B Street, Benkelman, NE 69021.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service was Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the Benkelman Baptist Church with the Rev.Paul Folk officiating.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.