Stuart D. “Sam” Bottolfson, 75Stuart D. “Sam” Bottolfson of Osceola died Friday at Osceola Medical Center at the age of 75.
Stuart D. “Sam” Bottolfson of Osceola died Friday at Osceola Medical Center at the age of 75.
Sam was born March 17, 1934 in Star Prairie to Arnold and Lillian Bottolfson. He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He managed the Lumber Yard in Wanderoos, worked at Wyard Industries in Forest Lake for many years and owned Signs by Sam. After his retirement in 1996, he continued to paint signs, the job he loved. In February 1987 he married Charlotte Flattum. Sam enjoyed woodworking, painting signs, occasional trips to the casino, and his two or three times a week trips back to Star Prairie.
Sam was preceded in death by his sons Michael and Kevin; grandson Zachary Bottolfson; parents Arnold and Lillian; brothers Jim and Roger “Tobe;” sisters Lois Boardman, Fern Howard, Donna Moen, Darlene Singerhouse; and sister-in-law Jane Bottolfson.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte; daughters Lori (Craig) Swanson, Brenda (Dick Rowell) Hinrichs; son Kent; Char’s children Eric (Marian) Flattum, Kelly (Steve) Johnson, Michael (Ann) Flattum; grandchildren Scott, Dana, Alex, Logan, Tosha, Nathan, Nick, Tessa, Eric, Jacob, Hunter, Shania, Cole, Michael, Daniel, Joel; great-grandchildren Dillon, Connor, Tristen; sister Helen Howe; brothers-in-law Keith Boardman and Clarence Moen.
Funeral services were held Monday March 21 at Bethany Lutheran church in Star Prairie with Rev. Amy Hessel officiating. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #80.
Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home.