Obituary for Helen M. Bolterman
Helen M. Bolterman, 87, of Onalaska, WI, passed away in her home Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Helen was born to Ingvald and Lillian (Peterson) Hagemo on 7/22/25 in Omaha, NE. She graduated from Central High School in LaCrosse, WI and married Wesley Bolterman on 4/2/49 at the First Congregational Church in LaCrosse. In 1954, they moved to their present home in Onalaska where they raised their four children. Helen first worked for Allis Chalmers followed by Weisensel's Insurance and then Onalaska School District, where she retired.
In Helen's free time she enjoyed gardening, ballroom dancing, writing, fishing, camping, going on bus tours and spending time with friends and family. She was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church and a long-time member of a writing for publication group and published many articles in books and Good Old Days Magazine. Helen was proud of her Norwegian heritage andstill connected with her Norwegian relatives.
Helen was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ingvald and Lillian-Peterson Hagemo, stepmother, Mary Berg-Hagemo, brothers, Charles and Donald Storesund and Duane Hagemo, sister, Clarice Storesund-Darling, and son, Paul Bolterman. Surviving family include her husband, Wesley Bolterman, three children, Rodney (Ellen) Bolterman of Rochester, MN, Janet (Bob) Symicek of Onalaska, WI and Jean (Edward) Parsons of Stevens Point, WI. Seven grandchildren include Matthew (Katie) Bolterman, Sarah (Ben) Buhrow,Jeff Symicek (Christine), Michael Symicek, Alysha and Paul Eder, and Nolan Parsons. Four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church in LaCrosse. The Reverend Bill Hoglund will officiate and burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetary. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street Onalaska from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com. Memorials in Honor of Helen can be made out to the First Congregational Church Youth Program.