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Maurice G. ‘Maurie’ Bolhous

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Maurice G. "Maurie" Bolhous

WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. – Maurice G. “Maurie” Bolhous was born Nov. 3, 1925, to Susie (Hamstra) and Garrett Bolhous of Thomson. He died Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Williams Bay after a lingering illness. 

Maurie moved to Fulton as a teenager and graduated from Fulton High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army and Navy. He married Mary L. Busz on April 3, 1948. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2012.

Most of his working career was spent in the personnel department at the General Electric Co. plant in Morrison. Maurie was active in local government, serving on the city council and as city clerk. Community involvement also included membership in the local Kiwanis organization, as well as in the Whiteside County Republican Party.

Maurie always was a racing fan, and was able to enjoy his son Rod’s vintage car racing while both were living in Wisconsin. His logo shirt read “Chairman of the Board.”

Maurie is survived by his son, Rod (Kathy) Bolhous, their daughters, Megan (Christopher) Arrogante and Margaret and great-grandson, Grant Arrogante; his daughter, Jill (Kenneth) Peirce; stepgrandchildren, Tracey (Michael) West, Christopher (Renee) Peirce, and Andrew (Patricia) Peirce; step-great-grandchildren, Kyle, Emily, and Ella Peirce, and Leah, Hannah, and Kaitlin Peirce; and several nieces and nephews. 

He also was preceded in death by his sister, Lena, in 2013; and siblings, Clarence Bolhous and Daisy Sikkema; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Ave., Fulton, with the Rev. Wayne Wiersema officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Mercy Foundation, 903 Mineral Point Avenue, Janesville, WI, 53548, or to the donor’s choice.

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