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BOHLEN, Hanna 1900-1996


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/8/2011 at 17:13:44

Hanna Bohlen, formerly of Parkersburg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 28, 1996, at the Community Nursing Home in Clarksville, Iowa, of natural causes at the age of 96 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, Iowa, with the Reverend Gary Olson officiating. Burial followed at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in rural Parkersburg, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to her family.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Bryon Aswegen, Larry Bohlen, Jim Everts, Bruce Freerks, Emery Jibbens, and Kent Madsen.

Born February 25, 1900, in rural Butler County near Aplington, Iowa, Hanna was the daughter of Casjen and Hidena (Bierman) Fischer. She received her education in a rural school near her home and completed the eighth grade. She then moved with her family to a farm near Butler Center, Iowa.

On October 2, 1917, Hanna was united in marriage with Henry O. Bohlen in the parsonage of the Bethel Reformed Church, north of Aplington, Iowa. After Henry and Hanna were married, they moved to South Dakota and rented a farm for more than 17 years. Henry farmed 328 acres all alone with horses. They left south Dakota and moved back to Iowa, near New Hartford. Then they moved to a farm near Janesville. Later they moved to a farm near Stout. Following retirement, they moved to Parkersburg, Iowa, in 1961. She retired as a devout home maker. On March 12, 1993, Hanna became a resident of the Community Nursing Home in Clarksville, Iowa.

As a young lady, Hanna served as a church pianist. She belonged to the Ladies Aid, was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, and she was presently a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, Iowa. She enjoyed listening to music, gardening, canning, and especially loved and enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry O. Bohlen who passed away December 26, 1980; one son, Henry Bohlen, Jr.; two daughters, Annie Madsen and Mathilda Loger; one brother, Tom Fischer; three sisters, Lizzie Wildeboer, her twin sister, Tena Wordes, and Annie Rust; one son-in-law, David Aswegen; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her five children and spouses; one son, Larry and Judy Bohlen of Brighton, Iowa; four daughters, Dana and Marvin Westendorf, Carrie and William Everts, Betty Aswegen all of Parkersburg, Iowa; and Maxine and David Magedanz of Clarksville, Iowa; twenty-seven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; fifty-six great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.


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