Terry “Watson” Bol, age 57, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
Watson was born on April 4, 1957 in Baldwin, WI the son of Wesley and Mary (Lansing) Bol. Watson was a 1975 graduate of Baldwin Woodville High School.
Watson’s first job was with Schaffner Oil. It was there that he was able to increase his mechanical knowledge and realize his mechanical talents. He later served as a First Responder and Volunteer Fireman with the Woodville Fire Department. He also worked at Bol’s Lanes, Anderson Excavating, and finally Albrightson Excavating for many years respectively.
Watson enjoyed spending his time with nieces and nephews and extended family. He took them on many adventures including hunting, fishing, and birthday parties he wouldn’t dream of missing. He was also good for a joke and known for initiating laughter and happiness. If a helping hand was needed Watson was always more than willing to drop what he was doing to help family, friends, or friends of friends.
Watson was a tremendously gifted individual who was very mechanically inclined and loved to problem solve and possessed an inventive mind. He loved nothing more than to work on trucks, cars, snowmobiles, and ATV’s. At one point in his life when not tinkering with vehicles he had a bit of a farmer in him raising beef cattle and doing some field work, which was a passion he one day wanted to do again.
As an avid sports enthusiast, Watson could always be found with a group of friends and family watching and rooting on the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and all Wisconsin Badger sports. Because of his love for sports and the social person he was, he played on a local softball league and pool league for many years.
He will be incredibly missed by his family, friends and a wealth of acquaintances.
Watson leaves behind his parents; Wesley and Mary Bol of Baldwin, Siblings; Linda (Randy) Paul of Baldwin, WI; Kay Briles (Joe Zappa) of Baldwin, WI; Tim (Terri) Bol of Baldwin, WI; Karen (Jim) Gunderson of Woodville, WI. He is survived by his 11 beloved nieces and nephews; Stacy (Scott) Hill, Ellsworth, WI; Erica (Todd) Werner, Menomonie, WI; Andrea (Craig) Brightbill, Baldwin, WI; Michael (Jenifer) Briles, Carpenterville, IL; Melissa Briles, Oregon, WI; Joshua Briles, Baldwin, WI; Kelsey Bol, Baldwin, WI; Colin Bol, Baldwin, WI; Heather (Ron) Stave, Roberts, WI; Nathan (Ashlynn) Gunderson, Woodbridge, VA; Jacob Gunderson, Woodville, WI.; great nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, relatives and many friends.
Watson was preceded in death by his son Shawn and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Donor’s choice.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.hillfuneralservice.com
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Ellsworth, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.