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Christopher E. Bolander

February 23, 1984 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 36)


Christopher E. Bolander, 36, of Washington, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020, at his residence with family by his side.

Chris was born February 23, 1984, in Louisiana, the adopted son of James “Joseph” and Barbara J. Maxwell Bolander.

Surviving are his parents of Washington, three sisters Kathy (Ralph) Maple of Washington, Peggy Hinkle of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and Patty Bolander of Texas, one brother Jim (Vicki) Bolander of Bloomington, IL. Further surviving are 15 nieces and nephews, 36 great-nieces and nephews and seven great great nieces and nephews; two special aunts Peggy (Shoupie) Maxwell of Morton and Connie Maxwell of Carthage, IL and one special uncle David Maxwell of Alba, TX; Uncle Tom (Helen) Bolander of North Carolina, aunts  Becky (Steve) Collins.  Also surviving is a special friend Gary Bruce who was Chris’s bus driver. He was preceded in death by two aunts  Donna Wright and Toodie Maxwell and one uncle Gene “Butch” Maxwell.  

Chris attended J L Hensey Elementary School was a graduate of Washington Community High School. He attended ADDWC in Eureka for many years. Chris could be seen at every Peoria Chief’s home games for the last 33 years. He loved watching wrestling on television, movies, shopping, bowling, and eating at Golden Corral.

The family would like to express their thanks to OSF Home Health Care and OSF Hospice for the loving care shown to Chris and his family.

Cremation rites will be accorded,  A gathering celebrating Chris’s life will be held, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM  at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington.  Social distancing and guidelines will apply. A private burial of his remains will be at a later date at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.  Memorials may be given to the family to assist in the purchase of a grave marker.  Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 30, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mason-White Funeral Home
20 Valley Forge Road
Washington, IL 61571

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