E. Dean Boldt
E. Dean Boldt, 92, died on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, TN.

Eldon Dean was born on November 8, 1925 in Holland, Iowa to J.B. and Bess Wylam Boldt. His family moved to Jesup, Iowa in 1929 when his father purchased the drug store. He graduated from Jesup High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army Air Force as an aviation cadet. After WWII he served as a captain in the Army Reserve.

He received a BA in chemistry from the University of Dubuque and a MS in marketing from the University of Iowa. His business career was in sales and management in the chemical and plastic industries. He was a Mason for over 50 years.

Dean married Gretchen Tackaberry in 1946, and they later divorced. In 1993 he married Wilma J. Hayes, who survives him.

He was predeceased by his parents and first wife. He is survived by his wife, Wilma of Cleveland, TN., daughter Barbara Carter (Wilton) of Hickory, NC., son Jerry Boldt (Lisa) of Concord, NC., stepdaughter Kim Bounds of Cleveland, TN., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a brother Donald bold of Kinston, NC.

Services were held at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland, TN., on October 20, 2018. Memorials may be directed to the Unity Center After School Program, Broad Street United Methodist Church, 155 Central Avenue NW, Cleveland, TN., 37311.
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