In Memory of

Ivan Louis Bobolz

June 4, 1942 - September 28, 2015
Ivan Louis Bobolz was born June 4, 1942 in Cherokee to Arthur and Elsie (Fagerlund) Bobolz. He grew up on a farm east of Quimby and graduated from Quimby High School in 1960. Upon graduation he farmed and worked as a carpenter with his father and brother. Ivan was a member of the Iowa National Guard and was called to active duty in the Army Infantry in April 1968 and served until August 1969. On June 17, 1970 he was united in marriage to Shirley Henke at Visitation Church, Maryhill in rural Cherokee County. Ivan had returned to what was eventually his own farm operation and carpentry business and continued that to this day. Together they raised four children in whom they instilled the importance of working hard, laughing harder, being kind to others and appreciating the simple things in life. Ivan enjoyed woodworking, classic cars, sports, and fishing with his grandkids. Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Bobolz; sister, Iva Jean Hackett; brothers-in-law: Darrell Hackett, Roland Wright, and Stephen Cosgrove; and father-in-law Joseph Henke. He is survived by his wife Shirley; 4 children: Gary Bobolz of Osceola, Lisa (Jason) Parrott of LeMars, Brenda (Kenric) Johnson of Alta, Kyle (Jill) Bobolz of Kingsley; 7 grandchildren: Ryan, Evan, and Callie Bobolz; Austin and Mason Parrott; Paige and Casey Bobolz; siblings: Anita (Harry) Mansfield of Pierson, Donald Bobolz of Storm Lake, and LaVonne Wright of Sioux City; mother-in-law Berniece Henke of Cherokee; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronald (Pearl) Henke of Marcus, Robert (Carolyn) Henke of Cleghorn, Sharon (Tim) Kenan, Connie (Donald) Wilson, Julie (Roger) Ashbaugh all of Cherokee, Jan (Dennis) Wieland of Aurelia, and Linda (Les) Pedersen of Cleghorn; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Nephews: Pat Hackett Chuck Hackett John Hackett Drew Hackett Dan Mansfield Mark Mansfield
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Vocalists: I.C. Funeral Choir


Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Belatedly - and Stunned!
I did not know of Ivan's passing until my paper arrived today/Saturday or I would have been with you all yesterday.
What to say?...about a good life lived, exemplary in all the ways we need to see and live this life, except ALLELUIA! May Ivan now live an Eternal Life of peace and joy in the sure knowledge of having 'lived it right'! I will remember him and you all at my Sunday Mass tomorrow. Regrets,...and Love and Care. ”
- Fr. Gene E. Sitzmann
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sending comforting prayers for Ivan's family. May the Lord be with you all.”
- Judy Gross
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Shirley and family so sorry to hear of your loss, he will be missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Randy and Ruth Reusch”
- Randy and Ruth Reusch
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Ivans'passing. He was a good neighbor. Shirley and family, take care. I will miss seeing him every watermelon day in Quimby.”
- Nan Hempel
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.”
- Linda Ruschmann
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. Vince was out in Colorado with him in 68 and 69. He always liked Ivan..........”
- Vince and Jan MCGee
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear about your loss... I'm not good with words, but know I'm thinking of you and your family ~Sam”
- Samantha R. Olsen
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.”
- Jane zupp
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. I know he will be sorely missed by many. He was a very good man. My sympathy goes out to Shirley and the rest of the family.~~Jerry”
- Jerry Ebert
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you and your family. Know that God is with you all at this difficult time. ”
- Gerald & Jeanette Hohbach
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your lost. I knew Ivan thru school at Quimby. He was always a nice guy. ”
- Gary Wright
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