Harold H. “Gus” Bollinger, 84, of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born April 9, 1927, in Sedgewickville, son of Henry P. “Monk” and Lottie Jane Hahs Bollinger. He and Doris Stady were married September 12, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
Gus attended Jackson High School. He served during World War II, being inducted into the United States Navy on August 2, 1945 and honorably discharged July 23, 1946. He played professional baseball with the Kitty League, Cotton State, Canadian-American League, and also attended Spring Training with the St. Louis Browns. He worked for Southwestern Bell, the former Crites Appliance Store in Sedgewickville, and retired from the Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson in June of 1987. He was a member of the Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post #158 in Jackson and had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson since 1952. He was an avid bass fisherman.
Loving survivors include his wife of 60 years; a son, Stephen H. Bollinger of Pocahontas; and a daughter, Susan A. Loeffler of Killeen, TX; and a grandson, Tyler S.H. Bollinger of Pocahontas.
Friends may call Monday, March 19, 2012 from 4-7 PM at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, with the Revs. Grant Gillard and Sam Roethemeyer officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Russell Heights Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.