|Todd Leon Bolt, age 45 of Elmwood, died at 11:45 am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his home.
He was born on May 9, 1967 in Galesburg, the son of Gerald Leon and Cynthia Joyce (Norville) Bolt.
Todd is survived by his parents, Gerald and Cynthia Bolt of London Mills; three sisters, Tina (and Randy) Smith of Williamsfield, Tamra (and Steve) Chipman of rural Good Hope and Tylana (and Don) Coop of Macomb. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He graduated from Spoon River Valley High School in 1985 and was the class Valedictorian. He received an Associate Degree in Avionic Technology from Parkland College in Champaign in 1987 and his Certificate in Avionics from the University of Illinois also in 1987. In 1989, he received an Associate Degree in Pre-Engineering from Spoon River College in Canton. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. In 2002, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University in Macomb, and in 2004, he received his Master Degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University in Macomb.
Todd served in the US Army from July 5, 1989 to October 31, 1991 and was assigned to the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He was a member of the Elmwood American Legion Post.
He worked at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg in the summers of 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1992, at Caterpillar Inc in Mapleton from 1994 to 2001 and currently was employed by the State of Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services, where he worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor in the Home Services Program.
Funeral service and military rites will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. David Swain will officiate. Burial will follow in the East Midway Cemetery near London Mills. Following the service at the cemetery, the family will receive friends and share in a luncheon at the Abingdon American Legion Post #381.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.