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Robert C. Bolser

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:26 a.m. CDT

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. Robert C. “Bear” Bolser, 66, formerly of Wilmington, Ill., passed away Jan. 18, 2013, in the Philippines.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a family memorial with full military honors will be held in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. After his marriage in 1963, Bob entered into the United States Army.

He continued on to serve in the United States Air Force until 1971, when he was honorably discharged. He was a Vietnam Veteran.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bob’s memory to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad, 20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, Ill. 60421.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Memorial arrangements and services have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. For additional information, call (815) 476-2181.

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