Sylvester Bolday, 92, of Emmett, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born April 5, 1927, in Royal Oak, the son of the late August and Gertrude (Beste) Bolday.

He met Vera Guigar June 25, 1944, and they wed May 2, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Argyle, MI.

Sylvester served our country in the Korean War from November 1950 to November 1952. He worked at Auto Lite until 1955, when he quit to become a full time farmer. He was a livestock hauler for the Croswell and Sandusky stockyards; he retired from farming in 1992. Sylvester was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett, where he was an usher.

Surviving in addition to his wife Vera of 66 years are three sons, James, Patrick (Lynn), and Edward all of Emmett; four daughters, Joanne Stewart of Imlay City, Theresa (David) Scheuermann of Pleasant Ridge, Veronica (James) Stanley of Capac, and Mary (Rick) Ruemenapp of Fair Haven; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Stewart; and two sisters, Caroline Quandt and Ann Guigar.

The family honored the memory of Sylvester Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Capac, with rosary devotion.

Rite of Christian Burial was Monday, March 16, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett. Fr. Tom Kuehnemund, pastor officiated. Burial was in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Emmett.

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family.”

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