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July 24, 2021

7/20/2021 7:38:00 AM
Bollant, William F.

William F. Bollant, age 91, of Montfort, WI passed away peacefully at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville on Sunday July 18, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. William was born October 24, 1929 at the original homestead in rural Stitzer, the son of William and Frances (Schnorenberg) Bollant. He married Dorothy Schult on June 23, 1951 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort. Together they raised five children on the family farm outside of Montfort, where they learned to work hard and play hard. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953, serving in the European Countries, until he was honorably discharged in 1955.

Bill and Dorothy spent many hours on the golf course. Everyone knew when he was around because of his highly distinctive, audible laugh. He also enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing cards, hunting, fishing and watching sports, especially his grandchildren. He always read the sports page from cover to cover. Bill was respected by so many. He was a board member of Wingville Township, President of Livingston Co-op, Montfort VFW Commander from 1974 until 1976 and Quarter Master, Fennimore Fireman board member, salesman for DeKalb Seed Corn, President of St. Thomas Church Council and President of Catholic Order of Foresters. He did custom work with the bobcat and combining corn; all of this in addition to his own farming operation in which he received various herd recognition awards. Faith, Family and Farming could best describe his life. He treasured his 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

William is survived by his loving wife Dorothy. They just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his children; Steven (Delores) Bollant, Lynnette (Mike) Bollant Shemak, William (Celeste) Bollant, Thomas (Annette) Bollant, his daughter-in-law; Tami (Dave Schrader) Bollant, his brother; Gerald Bollant, his sisters-in-law; Lorene Millard, Donna (Jim Sanford) Lange, Shirley Reddy, his brother-in-law; Don Schult, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Jeffery "Charlie" Bollant, granddaughter; Stephanie Shemak, brother; Bob Bollant, sisters; Kate Millard and JoAnn Harris, sisters-in-law; Bev Gournas, Pat Schult, Judy Bollant, Carolyn Bollant, Lavon Bollant, brothers-in-law; Dwyane Schult, Ralph Reddy, Melvin Millard, Paul Lange, Alex Gournas, Lee Harris and Milt Millard.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery with Military Honors. Immediately following the committal service at the cemetery, the family invites everyone for food and time of fellowship at the Castle Rock Ridge located at 15040 Shemak Rd. Muscoda, WI 53573. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday July 22, 2021 at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 10:00 till time of service at the church on Friday morning.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Montfort Rescue Squad or the St. Thomas Catholic Church in loving memory of William F. Bollant and online condolences may be made at

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