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BOHR, Raymond John 1926-2007


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 12/19/2012 at 02:55:31

Raymond John Bohr, 81. died at his home Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

He was born March 9, 1926, in Ossian, Iowa. He was the son of Anthony and Mary Imholte Bohr. He attended St. Marys grade school in New Hampton Iowa. He then went on to high school in Waterloo Iowa attending St. Marys High School. He obtained his diploma in 1957.

On September 22, 1950, Ray was inducted into the United States Army. He received his basic training at Camp Atterberry, Indiana. He left the United States for overseas duty in February of 1951. Ray was wounded in May of 1951 while fighting at Inchon Bay Korea. For that he received a purple heart. With the rating of Private First Class Ray was discharged from the Army June 2, 1952. Upon his return to the United States Ray entered the St. Lawrence Seminary at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in the fall of 1952. He remained there until the spring of 1955. On June 15, 1955 he began working at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo Iowa. He worked there until August of 1984.

On July 11, 1959 Ray married Luella Hird at St. Marys Church in Waterloo, Iowa. Rev. J.W. Bohr performed the double ring ceremony. Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus Disabled American Veterans V.F.W. Post 1623 and the American Legion Post 138.

Ray is survived by his wife; one daughter, Cheryl (Clair) Ames of Sedalia, Missouri; two grandchildren, Heather Ames and Sabrina (Gary) Hanger; two great-grandchildren, Derek and Tyler Hanger; three sisters: Roselyn Ann Shimek of Elma, IA, Rose Ann (Joe) Bouska of Charles City, IA, and Jeanette (Jack) Heintz of Washburn, IA; two brothers, Norbert (Diane) Bohr of Decorah, IA and Aloysius Bohr of MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Gregory, Harold, and Francis Joseph Bohr in infancy; five sisters: Helen DeVries, Joan Leaming, Eileen (Sr. Rosemund O.S.F.) Margaret John, and Mary Jean Parthum.

Services will be Monday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Full military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1623 and American Legion Post 138. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary by the Knights of Columbus and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also one hour preceding services at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the family.

[Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service Obituary]


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