KEARNEY — Nancy Jo Bolin, 81, of Gibbon died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gibbon Baptist Church with Andy Falk officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery near Gibbon.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.


Nancy was born on Nov. 20, 1937, in Denver to Rupert and Zoe (Mayberry) Loewenstein. She graduated from Gibbon High School in 1955.

On June 26, 1955, she married Richard “Dick” Bolin at the Gibbon Baptist Church. They made their home near Gibbon where they farmed. From 1968 to 1977, they raised their family in Lincoln. They returned to Gibbon to farm and raise cattle.

After the loss of Dick in 1996, she continued to serve the Gibbon and Kearney communities through volunteering in her church, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospice Program. She was on the board of the Gibbon Alumni Association and the Gibbon Education Foundation. She passionately raised money for the new Gibbon High School.

She enjoyed traveling with her children, especially to visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active community member and vibrant friend whether at her coffee group, Bible study, Red Hats or Kearney Community Theatre. She was a woman of strength and faith. She held many titles in her life; most important to her were wife, mother, grandmother and grandma-great.

She is survived by her daughter, Deb Ruliffson and husband Greg of Lincoln and their daughter, Ande Golden and husband Lt. Col. (U.S. Air Force) David Golden of Lincoln, Calif., and son, Lt. Col. (USAF) Richard Ruliffson and wife Sara of Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; son, Jim Bolin of Gibbon, his son, Justin Bolin and wife Paige of Red Cloud, and his daughter, Heather Estes and husband Luke of Kearney; and son, Dan Bolin and wife Jan of Lincoln and their children, Brandon Bolin and wife Megan of Lincoln, Danielle Suhr and husband Greg of Eaton, Colo., and Jessica Johnston and husband Billy of Eaton. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, Dessi and Emi Golden, Charlie, Ben and Isaac Ruliffson, Mason and Jake Bolin, Alex and Ashli Estes, Dylan Bolin, Paxton, Natalie and Harrison Suhr and Will and Aspen Johnston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, one sister and daughter-in-law, Sue Bolin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.

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