John Boldt, 79, of California, Mo., died on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born on November 3, 1932, in Elizabeth, Ill., a son of Myron and Eunice (Allen) Boldt, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married in Hanover, Ill. on September 8, 1951, to Jean Bowlin, who survives of the home. He was a 1950 graduate of Elizabeth High School. He worked for Guy's Potato Chip Company. Later he ran Boldt's Upholstery and drove a school bus for California schools. He also drove the OATS bus in Cole County. He was a member of California United Church of Christ, and was a charter member of the Eagle's #4027. Survivors include one son Terry and wife Sherry of Holts Summit, Mo.; one grandson, Evan of Conway, Ark.; one brother, Duane and wife Kathy of Midvale, Utah; one sister, Donna Gordon and husband Tom of Benton, Wis. He is also preceded in death by three sisters, Velma Spillane, Phyllis Hokenson, and Neva Nesbitt. There will be a memorial service held graveside on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at California City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.