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Bohlke, Frank 1868-1950


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 5/21/2019 at 13:15:59

From: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 11, 1950

Note: This is not the complete article, but only the parts having to do with Frank Bohlke.

The shock of having been involved in an automobile crash which took the life of Kenneth Mann Friday was believed to have been a major cause of the death Saturday of 81-year old Frank Bohlke, a retired farmer who died unexpectedly at his home south of Oyens.

Mr. Bohlke was returning to his home from Oyens and had stopped at the highway while a large gasoline transport coming from the east drew past him.

He was driving an almost new Oldsmobile. After the transport pass the intersection, he started to cross, only to crash into the left rear of a nearly new International pickup truck belonging to Pew’s of Le Mars.

Mr. Bohlke was not apparently injured by the crash, but suffered considerable shock, it was reported.

Mr. Bohlke, who was born July 1, 1868 at Oldenburg, German, had come to this country when he was eight years old. After living in the eastern part of the state for a few years he moved to the Remsen vicinity, and later to Oyens.

His marriage to Katherine Bohnenkamp took place Feb. 22, 1897. His wife, a son Ferd, and his parents and four brothers had preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Nick Reisch, Salix; Mrs. Alfred Reisch, Le Mars; Joe C. Bohlke, Pete and George or Le Mars; Mrs. Roman Mueller of Le Mars and 24 grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Joseph Vaske of Remsen and one brother Ferdinand, of Remsen

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