Frank T. Bollig Jr.

By The Mercury

Frank T. Bollig Jr., 78, Manhattan, died Sunday at the Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka.

Family members provided some of the following information.

He was born July 2, 1933, in Hays, the son of Frank and Mary (Bascall) Bollig.  He graduated from the St. Joseph’s Military Academy in Hays.

Frank was a plumber and worked for Powell Brothers for 30 years and then owned and operated Frank’s Plumbing and Drain Cleaning for 20 years.

He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union No.  441. 

Frank enjoyed all sports, especially football, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

On May 11, 1957, in Spearville, he was married to Sarah “Jane” Tully.  Mrs. Bollig preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2010.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include three children: Stan Bollig of Boise, Idaho, Sara Buller and her husband Steve, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Jill Sol and her husband, Tony, of Wichita; two sisters, Margaret Hazelton of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Clara Walters of Hays; one brother, Marion Bollig, of Hays; and seven grandchildren: Sean Bollig, Eric and Mitch Buller, Greg Gieber, Katie, Kelley and Karin Sol.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph S. Popelka as Celebrant.  Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.  A Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan Catholic Schools.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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