BOHLEN, Herman 1901-1985
BOHLEN, ONKES, STOUWIE, BEENKEN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/19/2016 at 13:12:18
Services Held Saturday For Herman Bohlen
Herman Bohlen passed away at the Waverly Municipal Hospital in Waverly at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 1985, where he had been a patient for two days. He had suffered from a heart condition for about six years, and had reached the age of 84 years, 2 months and 28 days.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 1985, with Rev. Terry Muller officiating.
Organist was Robert Barz and soloist was Alda Frey, who sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages." The congregational hymn was "He Hideth My Soul." Honorary casketbearers were Scott Bohlen, Byron Johnson, Todd Bohlen and Darren Bohlen. The casketbearers were Randall Bohlen, Alan DeBeer, Leon Johnson, Danny Bohlen, Brent Bohlen and Steve Bohlen. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center, IA.
Herman was born the son of Onno and Martha Onkes Bohlen on August 15, 1901, in Marienhofe, Ostfriesland, Germany. He moved to South Dakota with his family at the age of 11. He was baptized in a Lutheran Church on August 28, 1901.
On January 3, 1929, Herman was united in marriage to Anna Stouwie, she died on Sept. 10, 1943. On June 3, 1946, he married Mariam E. Beenken. They farmed near Aplington, Parkersburg and Allison, and moved to Allison in 1960. Herman worked for over 8 years as a salesman for Minnesota Woolen Mills of Duluth, MN, retiring in 1968.
He was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Allison.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna, a son, Oren, a grandson, Jeffery, his parents, 5 brothers and one sister.
Herman is survived by his wife, Mariam; two daughters, Jean, Mrs. Harold DeBeer of Cedar Falls, and Martha, Mrs. Lester Johnson, R1, Aplington; 3 sons, Mel Bohlen of R2, Allison, Harold Bohlen of Prior Lake, MN, and Marvin Bohlen of Clarksville; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha, Mrs. Frank Schwandt of Milbank, SD.
Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home of Parkersburg, IA was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 November 1985, pg 3
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