Vinton Today – Glenyce Bolte

Glenyce Bolte, 88, of Vinton and formerly of Tripoli, died on Monday November 7, 2022 at Vinton Lutheran Home.

According to his wishes, his body was cremated. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Faith United Church of Christ with Reverend Marilyn Sargent officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will continue with lunch after the service. Private interment will be at Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Tripoli. Glenyce requested that in lieu of flowers, a memorial could be given to the family for later designation at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli and Vinton Lutheran Home. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Tripoli is assisting Glenyce’s family. Online condolences can be posted at

Glenyce, the daughter of Paul and Norma (Hagenow) Hartman was born on March 22, 1934 on the family farm in rural Fairbank. She was baptized on April 15, 1934 at Zion Lutheran Church in Readlyn. At the age of ten, the family moved to rural Tripoli. They joined Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli where she was confirmed on March 21, 1948. She attended a one-room school until 8th grade and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1952.

In 1954, she married Roger Boeckmann. They were blessed with three children, Joel, Lori and Tom. Glenyce held various accounting jobs while the children were growing up, including 20 years with NR Ambrose Oil Company. While a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Glenyce was very involved in several positions, including teaching Sunday School, serving on the church board, and as church treasurer. .

Roger died in 1978, and she went on to earn a degree in accountancy and worked in Waterloo until 1984, when she married Forrest Bolte. She then joined her church, Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli. There she served on the church board and for more than 20 years served as treasurer of the Women’s Fellowship and hosted numerous funeral luncheons.

She and Forrest traveled extensively to 49 states (Forrie said he would go to Hawaii when they built a bridge), every province in Canada, Panama, and Central America. As a couple, they played in several leagues in Tripoli and Waterloo. She and Forrest moved to Vinton in 2006 to be closer to their family. Forrest died in 2017. Glenyce enjoyed playing all types of card games and was part of several card clubs. She loved reading and Sudoku puzzles.

Glenyce is survived by two children, Lori Meyer of Evansdale and Tom (Lisa) Boeckmann of Vinton, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Jeremy (Dana) Meyer, Alison and Ella of Evansdale, Jesse (Holly ) Meyer, Stella and Cole from Clarksville, Adam (Amy) Boeckmann, Wes and Paisley from Johnston, Trevor Boeckmann from New York and Haley (Phillip) Close, Nora and Audrey from Vinton; two sisters, Verlaine Knoploh of Sumner and Wilma Franzen of Waverly; and a brother-in-law, Gene Perkins of Britt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the two husbands, Roger and Forrest; son, Joel Boeckmann; granddaughter, Cara Boeckmann; brother, Vergil Hartman; sister, Elaine Perkins; and his brothers-in-law, Bob Sievers, Marvin Knoploh and Carey Franzen.

“I haven’t left, I’m just enjoying the next leg of my journey; so be happy for me and trust that we’ll meet again” – Glenyce

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