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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am

Otha R. "Pete" Boldman, 87, of Winfield, formerly of Coffeyville, passed away June 15, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Private inurnment will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.

Arrangements are by Miles Funeral Service.

Memorials are to the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Pete was born July 3, 1925, in Archer, Neb., to Otis and Faye (Drake) Boldman. He was raised and educated in Hershey, Neb. He graduated from Hershey High School in 1943.

A veteran of World War II, Pete proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He served in the European Theater of Operations as a T5 corporal and was honorably discharged on April 12, 1946.

Pete spent 55 years in the retail building materials business, first in Fort Collins, Colo., and then he transferred to Everett Lumber Company in Winfield.

He met and married Donzella Harrod in 1966. The couple co-managed the Benson Lumber Company in South Coffeyville, Okla., for 28 years before retiring in 1992. Mrs. Boldman preceded him in death in March of 2011. Pete moved to Winfield in December 2012.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville and served as chairman of the trustees and deacons many years. He was a master woodworker.

Survivors include his stepson, Rodney Harrod, and wife, Treva, Winfield; stepdaughter, Rogene Robbins, and husband, Bob, Omaha, Neb.; two step-grandsons, Eric Harrod, and wife, Lisa, and Todd Harrod, and wife, Jamie, all of Winfield, and stepgreat-granddaughter, Amanda Harrod.

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