Russell V. Bolser Sr., 80 of Liberty passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1941 to the late William Bolser and Evelyn Grau Bolser in Harrison, Ohio.

On July 15, 1961, he married Margaret Hoskins. They recently just celebrated their 60th year anniversary, where they celebrated with their friends and family at there farm.

Russell was a member of the American Quarter Horse association for many years. He also was a member of the Coon Hunting Club.

Russell was a farmer his entire life. On the farm he and his wife raised angus cattle. He enjoyed gardening and handing out his sweet corn. You could often find him on the back of a horse and when he couldn’t get on the horse anymore, he made a buggy to have the horse get him around. He was a jack of all trades. Russell could fix anything; he would find antique tractors and restore them and even antique toys he would bring them back to life. He enjoyed rebuilding the antique peddle tractors.

Russell every year would ride in the annual College Corner 4th of July parade with his family. He made sure the wagon matched their International Tractor that was pulling it. At nighttime you could find him around the fire pit on the farm, sitting and visiting with anyone who showed up. He loved to entertain and tell stories. He was an avid Cincinnati Red fans and loved watching westerns on the television. Russell cherished his time spent with his family, grandchildren, friends, Blue Boy and Taz.

Along with his loving wife of 60 years he is survived by daughters, Jennifer (John Marsh) Bolser, Tina Bolser and Shelli (Brian) Grandison; sons, Russell “Rusty” Bolser Jr., Richard (Lori) Bolser and Rodney Bolser; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Alvin (Sharon) Bolser and a sister, LouEllen Rogers.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Bolser and sisters, Doris Star and Josephine Shaw.

Visitation for Russell will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St. Liberty, Indiana 47353. The funeral service will begin at 6:00 pm at the funeral home.

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