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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press April 13, 2016 BOLLINGER Lyle Udell Bollinger was born on February 5, 1934, in Chester, Illinois, to Floyd and Marie Bollinger. Lyle grew up in Ellis Grove, Illinois, on the family farm. After graduating from Chester High School, Lyle joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Shortly after his discharge, Lyle met and fell in love with Mary Rathert. They married and had four children: Becky, Kevin, Lindell, and Susan. They lived in McAllen, Texas, for 20 years and then moved to Kyle in 1978. Lyle's family was of the upmost importance to him and he was the happiest when he had his family around him and one of his pets on his lap. Lyle loved to share stories about his life on the farm, life in the service, and life in general. He loved airplanes, nature, fishing, and camping. He proudly served his country and always appreciated participating in local Veterans Day programs with his grandsons at Hays CISD campuses. He was an Emergency Services District commissioner for many years supporting the Kyle Fire Department. Lyle was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Lyle Bollinger, his parents, Floyd and Marie BoUinger, and brothers, Robert Dunn and Gerald B011inger. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Rathert Bollinger; daughters, Becky Bollinger Radtke (Ken Radtke) of Spring, Texas, and Susan Meckel of Kyle, Texas; son, Lindell Bollinger (See Im Tan Bollinger) of Kyle; grandchildren, Kate Radtke of Boston, Massachusetts, Chris Radtke of Big Spring, Texas, Kevin Meckel of Kyle and Ryan Bollinger of Kyle; and one great- grandchild, Colton Radtke of Big Spring. He is also survived by one brother, Jean Bollinger (Evelyn) of Cedar Park, Texas. He was a loving surrogate "Pa-Pa" to numerous extended family and friends, many of whom knew him as "Lyle from Kyle". Lyle passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016, at home with his family and with his dog on his lap, Arrangements are being handled by Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Memorial service time is pending for the coming weekend. Please check online obituaries at Hays Free Press and Harrell Funeral Home for updated information. The family would appreciate memorial contributions made to the Kyle Fire Department in lieu of flowers. PHOTOS BY DAVID WHITE Market Days is back Kyle resumed its first- Saturday-of-the-month Market Days event this past Saturday on City Square Park in Kyle. The event features locally made products, arts & crafts, farm to market items, music, food and more. Right, are the Jelly Kings per- forming for event-goers COMMUNITY BRIEFS IIIII I Powerful Tools Starting Tuesday, April 26th, caregivers will have the opportunity to attend the popular education and empowerment series, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers,, to be presented by Linda Germain and Annette Dunne. The class will be offered in six weekly sessions, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - noon from April 26 - May31 at Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12, in Wimberley. The course is free of charge, includes lunch and is open to all caregivers, thanks to the support of St. David's Foundation and Alzheimer's Texas. Caregivers of all stripes will benefit from the tools and strategies offered in this series, whether they care for an elderly relative, a spouse with a chronic illness, or a child with a disability. Anyone who provides assistance for a loved one who can't live independently without support is encouraged to attend. Class size is limited. For additional information visit www. txalz.org and contact rrodriguez@txalz.org or call 512-241-0420 xl0 to register. !I 46th Texas Ladies State Chili Championship Dealing With Loss Continued from pg. 1C In the book, one couplet mirrors a watercolor image of nature that corresponds with the words. Flake took another year to publish because she didn't find the right illustrator, or one that was affordable. During the fall of 2015 she had an epiphany of how to put her mom into the book, she said. "There were couplets in the sonnet that went perfectly with my mom's artwork," Flake said. "I finally decided I could fill in the other pages and just started sketching." Mitzi Hudgins, director of the Hays Hills Baptist Church preschool, said many parents have asked for tools to talk with children about the touchy subject. At a young age, many children don't know how to express grief, or what it even is, she said. "It's hard for preschoolers to deal with emotion," Hudgins said. "It (the book) helps initiate questions and will help keep the memory of the grandparents alive." Flake's four-year-old learned much about her grandmother while she helped approve the illustrations, such as making Flake change a black night sky to blue, Flake said. Flake said her younger daughter also helped pick out the "The message cover. While she doesn't I want to remember instill is that her grandmother, grandma, she or whoever constantly asks Flake it was that to read the died, is gone, book, she said. but she still "The lives on in message I want to you ... And instill is that the activities grandma, or whoever in there are it was that basically a died, is gone, but she still way to honor lives on in their memory." you," Flake said. ' md the activities in there are basically a way to honor their memory." A parent guide in the back gives guidance and examples of how parents can talk to their children about death. The guide lists anything from crafts and activities to movies like "The Lion King" and "Inside Out." The book is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, she said. Flake said she hopes to publish editions that apply to grandpas, adults and in Spanish. "It's a foundation for understanding these concepts they can relate to more fully down the road," Flake said. "Even as adults the concepts of death are hard to wrap your head around." - Lauren Flake Saturday, APRIL 16:10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 CHILI, Craft and Food Vendors, Music, Silent Auction, Raffles, Family Fun! 3udging begins at 12:30 p.m. Chili will be sold by Girl Scouts Troop 1636 Max Starcke Park East - Seguin, TX VzsnSE Om,COM 830-401-0810. Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by iiii!i i iii i!i!i!i!iii!iii!i!i i ii iiiiiiiiii!i!{i!ii!iiiiliiii!i!i!iiiii iii iiiiiililiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii, iii!] iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii | LP ::+: