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Bohlken, John W. 1875-1946


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/21/2012 at 20:56:40

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
August 9, 1946

Farmed Forty Years In Preston Township Before Retiring

Death claimed John W. Bohlken at his home, 215 Third Avenue, NW., on Wednesday, August 7, following a stroke. Mr. Bohlken had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Bohlken was born on a farm in Preston township on September 30, 1875, and was 70 years, 10 months and 7 days of age. He farmed in Preston township for forty years and moved to LeMars five years ago.

He was united in marriage on March 20, 1901, in Preston township to Dora Beulow, who with five children survives him: Albert Bohlken of Ireton; Ben Bohlken of Salem, South Dakota; Mrs. Harvey Towns, of Long Beach; Mrs. Sam Brooks, of Summit, South Dakota; and Lillian Bohlken, at home. He also leaves three brothers, William, George and Albert Bohlken; and three sisters, Mrs. Sophie Ahlrichs, Mrs. Mert Gabel, and Mrs. Ike Saalberg. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur and Fred.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 10, at one o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at St. John’s Lutheran church in Preston township with Rev. H. F. Stief officiating. Burial will be in the Preston township Lutheran cemetery.


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