William "Bill" Bolt


November 18, 2021

William (Bill) Bolt, 73, went to be with his Savior on November 9, 2021 in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Bill was born October 3, 1948 to George and Johanna Bolt in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Known for his booming voice, demanding presence, and "work is life" ethic. He collected all kinds of friends, family, and connections throughout his life, giving nicknames out along the way. Bill's life took him many places; from Southwest Michigan to Ten Sleep, Wyoming then onto Ennis, Montana and most recently Quemado, New Mexico.

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Johanna Bolt; brothers, Frank Peltz and Henry (Bones) Bolt; sister, Bonnie McMichael (Bolt); and dogs Willamina and Bear Bolt. Bill leaves behind his wife of 13 years Jean Bolt; children, Brooks Bolt, Laura (Baby) Bolt, T.J. Jansma, Holly Mathew (Jansma), Kaity Colin (Jansma); brother, George (Porky) Bolt; and puppies Nut and Sissy Bolt. As well as all the people he had taken in, mentored, and helped along the way.

Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of Bill's life will be held next summer in the mountains. Arrangements have been entrusted to Veile Mortuary.


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