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Charles A. Bollman, 72

Charles Albert Bollman, age 72, of Minneapolis, died Sunday, April 6, 2009, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia.

The funeral service will take place Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Dassel with George Halonen officiating. Interment will be at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Monday.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

Charles was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Dassel, the son of Albert and Jennie (Tormanen) Bollman.

He grew up in Dassel, and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1954.

Charles was united in marriage to Jeanne Schanfield May 24, 1958, in Dassel. They raised three daughters, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2008.

Charles and Jeanne made their home in Minneapolis, where Charles was a scrap iron trucker.

A quiet man who enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and having a cup of coffee with close friends and family, Charles will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to know him.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Bollman of Golden Valley; daughters Rebecca (Mark) Workman of Champlin, Jane Gubbe of Champlin, and Pamela (Ronald) Ganyo of Otsego; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy (Eugene) Rogers of Maple Grove, and Betty (Bill) Witt of Chassell, MI; and half-brother John (Mary) Bollman of Maple Grove.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie; father, Albert Bollman; step-father, Wallace Bollman; two half-brothers, Thomas Bollman and James Bollman; and an infant brother, Donald.