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Darrel "Elmo" Bud Bolinder

June 26, 1932 — April 1, 2023

Vernon

Darrel Elmo “Bud” Bolinder Passed away April 1st, 2023.  He was born June 26th, 1932, to Elmo Wilford Bolinder and Beula Bates Bolinder in Grantsville, UT.  After losing his father at age three he was raised by his second father, Oscar Gilbert Bolinder. 

Bud graduated from Grantsville High School in 1950.  Soon after graduation he married Maxine Madsen on December 29th, 1951, and were later sealed in the Salt Lake temple.  Three weeks after they were married, he was drafted into the army. 

He proudly served in the Korean War.  After his military service he attended Salt Lake Area Vocational School in Salt Lake City.  He ran Bud’s Sinclair in Grantsville doing body work and painting cars.  Then he built a house in Erda and worked at the Tooele Army Depot for about 20 yrs. 

Bud made his dream come true when he bought a ranch in Sanpete County in the 70’s.  He spent many years ranching and working at Producers Auction in Salina, UT.  He sold the ranch and moved to Vernon in 2001. 

While in Vernon he was proud of the opportunity to do a service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Vernon Utah Livestock. 

He is survived by his four sons Dale (Karen), Ron (Cindy), Jerry (Jan), Mike (Debbie), his sister Gloria (Dennis) Kerby, brother John Bolinder, brother-in-law Dick Naylor, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and members of the Madsen family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maxine of 67 years, daughter Lori LaRean, and two sisters Donna and June.

A viewing for Bud will take place prior to the funeral from 12:00-12:45 pm on Saturday April 8th, 2023.  The funeral will be at 1:00 pm, the internment to follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery.  The services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building on 428 S Hale St., Grantsville UT. Interment will follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery.

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