Age 72, of Eaton Rapids, MI, passed away November 15, 2012. He was born March 21, 1940, in Lansing.

Thomas served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Lansing Police Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He is survived by 2 sons and their families, Duane (Nina) Bolan, their children, Jared and Zackary, and Scott Bolan, and his daughter, Katlyn. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Evelyn Joy Bolan in 2005.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.

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5 Messages to “Thomas E. Bolan”

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    Robyn Lease Says:

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. I know first hand that just knowing that other people cared that much about my father really helped with the loss. Your father was a great man to me, too. He always hugged me and made me smile! I, too, remember the wrestling days in the gym and at parties afterwards! May your dad rest in peace and be there with my dad at heaven’s gate looking down on all of us! Take care and God Bless!!

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    Missy McNamara Boughner Says:

    When I heard that Mr. Bolan had passed away, I was deeply saddened and then I just had to smile! The smile is just remembering all the great times we had together with our Wrestling Family. I will never forget the time when Mr. Bolan and Mr. Richardson helped me when I first became aware I was allergic to ‘shellfish’! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Much love, Missy.

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    Don & Bonnie DeLong Says:

    We can remember the great times we had as a family on the weeks ends in the stands with you boys off on the mate. The chicken we cooked to fund Summer Camp. Fun was had by all. We miss those days. Just one big happy family.

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    ken and tootie Says:

    we had great times that we shared at your sons house for cookouts. You will be missed. thank you for long coversations and good laughs. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family. rest in peace…

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    Bill & Marie Howe Says:

    It is with great deal of sadness when we read that Tom had pasted. He was instrumental with the arrest of two of Lansing’s largest heroin dealers (Nixon brothers) in the late 60′s and early 70′. The relationship he had established with an informant was critical in his assistance to the Metro Narcotics Squad of which I was a member. He was the “real deal” when it came to his law enforcement work. He was impressive, personable, intellegent and did he ever know how to deal with people…I do not belief I have known anyone better. Our deepest sympathies to you and the family. When I think of Tom I think of a person who really made a difference in the lives of so many. Kindest Regards, Bill & Marie Howe

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