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Marie Juanita Bollenbacher

August 20, 2012

Marie Juanita Bollenbacher
Jan. 11, 1924-Aug. 18, 2012
BREMEN — Marie Juanita Bollenbacher, 88, of Bremen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Bremen to Arthur and Ruth (Carbiener) Johnson.
Marie graduated from Madison Township High School in 1942 as valedictorian of her class. She married Evart Pittman June 6, 1943; he preceded her in death May 14, 1996. Jan. 2, 1998 she married Norman Bollenbacher. Marie was an accomplished musician and enjoyed gospel and country music, church fellowship and reading her Bible, experimenting with new recipes from cookbooks, and entertaining her many friends. She loved being a farm wife, a mother, and a grandmother.
Marie is survived by her husband, Norman Bollenbacher of Bremen; a daughter, Dixie Lee Pittman (Michael) Sheetz of Bremen; a son, Doyle Evart (Linda) Pittman of Tennessee; four stepchildren, Jane McFarland, Wayne (Bonnie) Bollenbacher, Janet (Lee) Anglemyer, and Ken (Debbie) Bollenbacher, all of Bremen; three grandchildren, Suzanna Sheetz (R. Michael) Dodds of Indianapolis, Brian Pittman of Tennessee, and Kimberly (Jeremy Osgood) Pittman of Minnesota; seven stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Evart Pittman and an infant son, Donn Alan Pittman.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. The service will be officiated by Pastor Norman Reimer of Nappanee Missionary Church; burial at the Bremen Cemetery will follow the service.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Nappanee Missionary Church.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com.

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