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Smaida A. Bollman

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Smaida A. Bollman, 75, of Sterling, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.

Smaida was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Jelgava, Latvia, the daughter of Ansis and Melanija (Bitens) Grikmanis. She married Eugene Bollman on May 18, 1958, in Sterling. Smaida was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling. She was employed by CGH Medical Center as a medical records secretary before retiring.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; two daughters, Pam (David) Strike of Prophetstown and Mindy (Rick) Chapman of Fenton; two sons, Marty Bollman of Port Byron and Alan (Shari) Bollman of Wildwood, Mo.; five grandchildren, Shannyn Bollman, Blake Bollman, Hannah Strike, Heather Strike, and Mary Chapman; one great-grandchild, Daevion Jordan; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter in infancy; a brother, Gunars Grikmanis; and a niece, Leanne Grikmanis.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Mark Oehlert, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, officiating. Burial will be private at a later date at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to Rock River Valley Hospice and St. John Lutheran Church.  

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