Beverly Bolte


Funeral Services for Beverly Bolte, 90, will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Fairville, Iowa.

Beverly Rae (Renfrow) Bolte, was born July 7, 1933, in Independence Township, Iowa, the daughter of Howard K. and Florence Emilie Augusta (Laabs) Renfrow.  Beverly began her education in North Dakota where she attended a one room country school.  She then attended high school in Calvin, North Dakota, graduating in 1950.  Following graduation, Beverly continued her education in Grand Forks, North Dakota where she received certification in the field of Home Economics.

On September 9, 1951 Beverly was united in marriage to Delond George Bolte at the Presbyterian parsonage in Calvin, North Dakota.  Delond and Bev moved to Fairville, Iowa to farm.  They were blessed with  five children.  Bev actively farmed along with Delond.  She was a devoted mother, cooking, sewing and raising her family.

Bev was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Fairville where she was active in Ladies Aid, A.A.L. and L.W.M.L.  She served as historian for the church for many years.

Bev was a member of the Palo Alto County Genealogy organization where she served as treasurer.  She loved doing family genealogy as well. Bev made many quilts throughout her life, sharing them with her family.  She had been very involved in the 4-H program and the Irish Stepperettes when her children were younger.

Beverly passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 90.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Florence (Laabs) Renfrow; her husband, Delond G. Bolte; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Viola (Gremmels) Bolte; a grandson, Nathaniel Webster; great grandson, Colby Bolte; son-in-law, Paul Darnell; sister-in-law, Ivadell (Bolte) Walton; and brother-in-law, Charles Walton.

She is survived by her children, George L. Bolte (Sheryl) of Wooldridge, Missouri, David A. Bolte (Janet) of Cylinder, Iowa, Debra L. Steven (Craig) of Lakota, Iowa, Patricia R. Darnell of Fenton, Iowa, and Gary H. Bolte of Cylinder, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Gwyndolyn Birk, Jason Bolte (Celeste), Crystal Bolte, Christina Meissner (Jeff), Wendy Schnieders (Todd), Doris Blocker (Michael), Mary Steven, Angel Riecks (Thomas P.) and Hope Bell (Ronson); thirteen great grandchildren, Emily Mason (Haydn), Karen Rae Ehret, Kevin Meissner, Sean Meissner, Allison Meissner, Diedrick Schnieders, Jordan Blocker, Caelum Blocker, Zackery Steven, Thomas D. Riecks, Memphis Riecks, Adam Bell, and Starr Bell; great-great grandchild, Fionnegain Mason; her brother, Kenneth E. Renfrow of Langdon, North Dakota; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home