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Funeral services for Charles E.  Bolten, 55, of Sealy, were held Saturday,
Feb. 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark
Anderson officiating. Interment was at the Sealy Cemetery. Serving as pall
bearers were Rodney Havemann, Royce Janca, Joe Villarreal, Russell Havemann,
Mark Sowa, and Joe Mike Young. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Gohlke, Mark
McClellan, Roy Gene Havemann and Donnie Sklar.
Born in Houston, Texas, Charles Edwin Bolten was the son of Charles "Jack"
Bolten and Gladys Pless Bolten. Charles was baptized as an infant in the
Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Houston, attended public
schools in Houston and Naval schools. Charles proudly served his country in
the United States Navy and retired from the Navy reserves after twenty three
ears, having reached the rank of Chief. On June 2, 1973, Charles and the
former Miss Deborah Walkden were married with ceremony held in Newport,
Rhode Island. He worked as a diesel mechanic for many years. Charles was a
member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club and the Salt Grass trail Ride Wagon
28. Charles had a wonderful sense of humor that made him a people person. He
was courageous and unselfish. He loved being in the Navy  and he loved to
Charles E. Bolten died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Katy.
Survived by his wife of 31 years, Deborah Bolten of Sealy, his parents Jack
and Gladys Bolten of Sealy, his daughter Jody Ann Richter and her husband
Glenn of Mentz, his son Charles M. Bolten and his fiancee Nicki Caddell of
Sealy, his sisters Netie Havemann of Caldwell, Charlene Sowa and her husband
Andrew of Sealy, Linda Ratjen and her husband Larry of Bellville, his
brother David E. Bolten of Houston, his grandson Jack W. Richter of Mentz,
his god-children Rodney Havemann, Kathy Gohlke, and numerous nieces and
Preceded in death by his aunts and uncles Ennis Pless, Alma Schroeder, Mabel
Hering, Deroy Bolten, William Mae Viereck, and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Pless and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bolten Sr.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Austin
County Unit, PO Box 501, Bellville, TX, 77418. Funeral Services under the
direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 768 Fourth Street, Sealy, TX
77474, 979-885-3535. 
Posted by Joy Neely


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