Condolences for Bradford L. Bolen

To Brads family, I am an old friend of Brad's and just came across his photo's on My Space. I am so sorry for your loss. Brad was a very fun loving man. He was protective of those he cared deeply for. A Sensitive perplexing,spontanious and care free man when I knew him years ago. What i loved most about Brad was his honesty and his ability to speak from his heart. He was a very unique man and I know he loved his family and his children very, very much. I will carry his goodness and his smile in my heart always.
From Melanie Hardt

We had many of good times with Brad! Many bonfires where we all sat around giving a testimony of God's Grace. Brad had that. The time we celebrated his 10 yr sobriety, and Motor Cycle ministry we had on Sundays. Kids you remember where we live, please stop in, we'd love to have you. No piano anymore so I won't be able to listen to you play. Call and we'll lite a bonfire, and have smores! Blessings.
From Ric and Sue Tuma

Mary, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From tex kakuska

Jennie: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, BUT I am happy to know that he will be in heaven and you will be seeing him AGAIN some wonderful day when all of us will be whole again. I will be praying for you and your family as you walk through this season of your life. Your Sister in the Lord.
From Donna (Ruble) Hintze

We are so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all at this terrible time.
From John & Kathleen Mary Wolff

Dear Jennie, Please accept my condolences on the loss of Brad. My parents and siblings were as shocked as I was at the news. I have been unable to shake the images of our youth, with him teasing us relentlessly. First at the house on Main street, then in the house on 16th street. While I know he had challenges as an adult, I believe the boy of our youth was still there, hidden at times perhaps, but still behind his smile. Just waiting to tease some more. The days ahead will be long, and at times seem more than you can bear. Allow your deep faith and the love of family and friends to support you. Know when things seem most difficult there will be only one set of footprints, and you will be carried through. I hope you draw strength and comfort from that knowledge. My prayers, and those of my family, are with you, Stephanie and your mom and dad. Focus on the love and laughter you shared, for while Brad is physically gone, as long as the love remains he will always be with you in your heart. In sympathy and friendship, Jodie
From Jodie Philhower-Hirner

Our sincere sympathy. It seems like just the other day all our kids were young. When a parent survives a child it's out of the normal progression of life, and it's doubly sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Lowell & Mary Jo Peterson

To all the Bolens, We're so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be out of town on Friday but our thoughts will be with you.
From Barbara and Paul Rusterholz

Jennifer, Stephanie, Larry & Bolen deepest sympathy for the loss of Brad. Diane
From Diane Schulze

You all have my deepest heart felt sympathy upon your loss. My prayers are with you all at this time. Brad was my friend and he will be dearly missed .
From From Dan Vogelsberg

I couldn't find your addresses to send you each a personal card so this makes it easier to connect with you Larry, Jennifer and Stephanie. I have already talked to Mary and I plan to see you on Friday. Wayne gives his most sincere regrets for not being able to come Friday but he has a scheduled doctor's appointment. Our memories of your three kids and our two doing things together and having birthdays together make it hard to believe that Brad is gone. Please know that we are most sad at your loss and we wish for your pain to ease soon. Sally
From Wayne and Sally Vaaler

Larry, Mary, Jennifer and Stephanie, Our sympathy to you for your loss. Gene and Barb
From Gene & Barb Anderson

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is very difficult to lose a child. Please call if you need to talk. God Bless you and your family at time of sorrow.
From Linda Head