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Obituary for Bradford L. Bolen


Bradford L. Bolen, 46, of La Crosse, died January 16, 2011, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1964, to Lawrence and Mary (Harrison) Bolen. Brad was well known for his unique sense of humor, love of music, and devotion to his family and God. Proud of his American heritage, Brad served honorably in both the United States Army and the United States Navy, including touring overseas. Committed to a clean and sober lifestyle, he was an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor to others. He also seldom missed Garrison Keillor's live radio show, "Prairie Home Companion."

Bradford is survived by his father, Lawrence "Larry" Bolen; his mother, Mary (Harrison) Bolen; his two sisters, Jennifer Bolen and Stephanie (Burrows) Mossler; his children, Amanda, Arthur "Artie",Shannon, and Andrew; and his beloved dog, Coco.

A memorial service will be Friday, January 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Free Church, 1950 Hwy 35, Onalaska. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.