Sunday, December 09, 2012

Classmate Mike Bolin

Michael Bolin, 65
- 12/06/2012

Michael John Bolin, 65, died November 17, 2012. He was born September 27, 1947 in Alexandria. Beloved soul mate, brother, uncle and friend, he was raised in Alexandria and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead in 1969 and Northwest Luther Seminary in St. Paul in 1972. Michael was an extraordinary visual artist: easel painter, scenic painter, Trompe l'oeil artist, muralist, designer, and publisher and finder of "Boint" only printed matter. He was a freelance scenic charge painter (with Debra) for Christmas, flower, and fashion shows at Dayton's downtown Minneapolis store from 1980-2000 and the Minnesota Opera Company from 1990-2005. He also painted many private and public commissions. Michael was preceded in death by his loving parents, Floyd and Lois Bolin. He is survived by his life partner of 32 years, Debra Jensen; brother, Stan (Ginger) Bolin of MT; nephews, Chas Bolin of MT and Brock (Megan) Bolin and their sons Nathan and Cameron of CO; as well as many cousins and friends. A celebration of Michael's life will be held Friday, December 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Remembrance at 7 p.m. at the Acme Academy of Arts, 937 West 7th Street, St. Paul 55102. Memorials to donor's choice. Rest in Peace. Isle of View. A00009B2012DC07

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