Horst Dieter Bolden
Sep 28, 1956 – May 18, 2014
Horst Dieter Bolden affectionately known to his brothers and sisters as “Hosty” was born Sept 28, 1956 to Arthur and Waltraud (Trudy) Bolden in Breman, Germany and was the oldest of seven children.
Horst grew up in the Compton, California where he attended elementary and middle school. He attended Garfield High School in Seattle, WA and Compton High School in Compton, CA but left to enlist in the Army before graduating, serving for 3 years before receiving an honorable discharge.
Hosty worked at The Boeing Company in 1977 and later attended Renton Vocation Institute in Renton, WA, studying culinary arts.
Horst loved sports especially Baseball. He kept a running record of scores for all the professional teams. While at GarfieldHigh School in 1973, he managed the basketball team. Horst also loved to watch his nephews play football and would regularly attend their games.
May 24th, 2009 Horst was baptized at Church By the Side of the Road and accepted Christ as his personal savior and was excited about having a relationship with God, reaching out to the late Pastor Charles Bereal to better understand the gospel and what it meant for his life.
He is survived by his mother Waltraud, 3 sisters Diana Bereal (Michael), Patricia Mitchell (Robert) and Ursula Smith, 1 brother Patrick Bolden and host of nieces, nephews, friends and family who he loved dearly.
Dad Arthur, sister Delores and brother Eric precede him in death.
Whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life. ~J
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