Jay Bolda

Date of Death: Oct 18, 2015
Jay Bolda
[highlight_text]1925-2015[/highlight_text] Jerome “Jay” Bolda, 90, of Waupun, died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.


[leftcolumn]Jay was born May 20, 1925 in Milwaukee the son of Jacob and Mary Budisch Bolda. Jay was a 1943 graduate of Boys Technical High School in Milwaukee. On June 30, 1951 he married Yvonne Nyhuis in Milwaukee. Following their marriage the couple resided in Milwaukee and New Berlin for 51 years where they raised their family. They then moved to Waupun in 2004. Jay was employed by several advertising agencies and retired from E.P. Hoyer Company in New Berlin. While he resided in New Berlin, Jay was an active member of Calvary Community Church. When he moved to Waupun, he became a member of Trinity Reformed Church. Jay served with the United States Navy in the North Pacific during WWII.

Jay is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bolda of Waupun; two children: Connie (Jerry) Kroeze of Orange City, IA, and Laura (Gary) Dykstra of Libertyville, IL; a daughter-in-law, Jodi Bolda of Waupun; 10 grandchildren: Kristin Bolda, Thomas Bolda, Rebecca (Chad) Matthiesen, Rachel (Tyler) Rambo, Katie Bolda, Bethany Kroeze, Matthew Kroeze, Courtney Kroeze, Scott Dykstra, and Amy Dykstra; and a brother; Paul (Mary) Bolda of Prescott Valley, AZ.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steve; and a brother, Daniel.[/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Jay Bolda will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 12 noon at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Chaplain Dennis Overlien officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery.


  1. Shirley C. Bartow Says: October 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I talked to Yvonne today, so sad and hard to imagine the loss of her dear partner for so long. She is wondering now about where this will lead her. I’m sure her children will be there to keep her. I told her that I’ve gone through this for over eighteen years now, and my family is still there when I need them. I will spend time with her when possible. May God Bless Jay and the entire family……………Life is a challenge, and we take one day at a time……….

  2. Mary Kathleen Richter Nowacki Says: October 21, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I guess we never think that there will be a time when we won’t see each other again in this life. There are quite a few good memories of the Leu clan getting together – especially the latest lunches in Waupun and the dessert that followed.. Our sincere condolences to Yvonne and family. We are currently on vacation and unable to attend the services. Please know you are held in our thoughts and prayers with love.

  3. Darold and Dorothy Treffert Says: October 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm


    So sorry to hear about your loss. We just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary and cannot imagine life without each other.
    But somehow healing happens, and faith and prayer is so essential to that process. Somehow then we can weep less and remember the good times more and what a privilege it has been to have spent our lives together. May God give you strength through this difficult time.

    Darold and Dorothy Treffert

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