Kenneth Gerald Bollig, age 87 of Bloomington passed away Jan. 15, 2022. Preceded in death by wife, Beverly Bollig, parents, Peter and Rose Bollig, brothers, Marvin and Richard, and grandson Peter Bollig. He is survived by sons Bruce (Cindy) Bollig, Todd (Harriet) Bollig; grandchildren, Kevin (Jessie) Bollig, Kelly Forster, Laura Bollig, Blair (Allie) Bollig, Alexa (Cody) Lambert; great-grandchildren, Colton and Bryce Bollig, Conrad, and Jameson Lambert.
Ken was born March 18, 1934, in Wayzata, Minn., grew up in Hopkins and graduated from Hopkins High School. Ken served in the Army Reserves for four years.
Ken met his wife, Beverly, at a dance at the American Legion Hall in Chanhassen. They married in 1956 at St. Hubert Church and celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Ken was one of the founders of Bollig and Sons Excavating Company in Hopkins along with his father and brothers. The family business is now in its 4th generation, thriving for the past 64 years on the values, morals, and work ethic instilled in it from the beginning.
Ken was an active, lifetime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Minnetonka and was active in many civic organizations. Ken enjoyed the outdoors with Beverly wherever they were at the time, either Up North, at home, or in Florida, camping, fishing, and golfing.
Ken was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved being around people. He was gracious, kind and caring with everyone he met.
Special thank you to the Minnesota Masonic Home staff in Bloomington for their dedicated compassionate care and love for the past two and a half years.
Funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 13505 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, Minn. Visitation is one hour prior at the church. Private interment at St. Hubert Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. To view the livestream, go to IHM-CC.organd follow the prompts. washburn-mcreavy.com. Eden Prairie Chapel, 952-975-0400