William J. “Bill” Bollinger, age 93, of Celina, passed away on June 22, 2016, at 9:03 am, at Otterbein Retirement Home, St. Marys, OH.  


He was born January 4, 1923 in Altoona, PA to the late William S. and Nellie B. (Ford) Bollinger.  


On June 28, 1952 he married Martha J. Koons and she survives in St. Marys, OH. 


He is also survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Stoner, Celina, OH; two sons, Craig (Becky) Bollinger, Lima, OH, and Robert (Debra) Bollinger, Plain City, OH;  a sister-in-law, Sarah Bollinger, Michigan; six grandchildren, Jason, Sean, Adam, Amy, and Scott Bollinger, Sarah (Matt) Tucker; and three great grandchildren, Jacob Bollinger, Charlotte and Georgia Tucker. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Bollinger.


Bill was a 1943 graduate of Altoona High School in Pennsylvania.  He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the WWII era.  He retired from Mersman-Sommers after 32 years, where he worked as a tool grinder. 


He was a member of Grand Lake United Methodist Church, Celina, OH, Celina FAM, and Scottish Rites.  Life member of Celina American Legion Post 210, Celina VFW Post 5713.  He was also served as a Scout Master and was a volunteer firefighter.  He loved spending time with his family, camping, hiking, and traveling. 


Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, OH, with Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating; where the family will receive from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm prior to the services.


Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.


Contributions can be made to Grand Lake United Methodist Church, Celina, OH and/or Grand Lake Hospice, St. Marys, OH.


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