Bolender retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran and a member of Carey-Bavis American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, sons Barry (Patricia) Bolender and Mark Bolender, daughter Linda (Danny) Pride, daughter-in-law Sandy Bolender, sisters Emma Melchiorre, Roberta Reeder and Betty Johnson, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation 10 a.m. until noon services Dec. 28 at Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab. Interment at Tate Township Cemetery. Memorials to Stein Hospice.