Lawrence P.Bolte, 87, of Bentonville, Arkansas, died June 11, 2011. Larry was born April 21, 1924 in Eagle River, Wisconsin, the son of Thomas and Alma Bolte.
Larry served in the U.S. Navy where he was a Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class during WW II from 1942 -1946. Following his military service, Larry worked for Killoren Company as a lineman, foreman, and contractor. In 1981, Larry established Killoren Company of Ark, Inc. with his wife, Helen, and brother, Don. He managed this company until he retired in 2004.
Larry was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Rogers from 1950-2005. He then became a member of St. Steven Catholic Church of Bentonville from 2006- 2011. Larry was bestowed the honor of the Knights of St. Gregory of the Roman Catholic Church.
Larry was appointed as a board member of the Bentonville, Citizens Bank . He was a charter member of the Rogers-Bentonville Elks Lodge #2144. In appreciation for outstanding devotion and assistance to his wife Helen's sorority, Larry was a Beta Sigma Phi Envoy Membership. Larry generously supported the Elks National Foundation, Horses for Healing, and Mercy Health Center.
His hobbies and interests included gardening, dancing, watching sports and working with horses. His compassionate spirit for volunteering, visiting the sick and generous giving will be dearly missed by family, friends and loved ones.
Larry is survived by his daughter Betty Bolte of Fayetteville, AR, son Lawrence Handley of Eureka Springs, AR and special friend and companion Sammie Evans of Rogers AR. He has four grandchildren, Michael Handley, Alessa Quane, Nathan Handley, and Hope Clark. Larry has seven great grandchildren, Carson, Greer, Isabella, Corinne, Arabella, Kelsey, and Steven.
Larry is also survived by sisters, Darlene Cady and Dorothy Treml, brothers, Arthur, Don, Edward, Eugene, and Robert.
Larry Bolte was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Alma Bolte, wife Helen, and daughters Gloria and Corinne, his brother Jim and sisters Marie, Loraine, Marion, Rose and Fran.
Memorial may made to Horses for Healing Equine-Assisted Activities Program for Children with Special Needs in NW Arkansas or Mercy Medical Center.
Visitation will be at CallisonLough Funeral home in Rogers, Arkansas, on Thursday, June 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The internment will be following the mass at the Catholic Cemetery in Rogers, Arkansas.