Norman Bohn, 95, of Breckenridge, MN, formerly Wahpeton, ND, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at CHI St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge. Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, with Rev. Matthew Tooman officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Arrangements have been entrusted with Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Norman was born on February 27, 1921 at Great Bend, ND to Louis and Hertha (Strege) Bohn. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend. He attended a German Parochial school in rural Great Bend, and later graduated from Hankinson High School, Hankinson, ND.
Norman was united in marriage to Vivian Ehlers on October 28, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyler, ND. They lived and farmed on the homestead Bohn farm until moving to Wahpeton in 1952.
After farming, Norman worked for Home Gas Company, and years later started his own company, Twin City Transfer. He later worked for North Dakota State School of Science until his retirement.
Norman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evangelism Committee, the Senior Choir, and served as Sunday School Superintendent. His other interests included singing in the Alphean Male Chorus, volunteering for Hospice, fishing at the cabin on East Lost Lake, playing cards, collecting coins, and gardening.
Norman is survived by his two daughters, Deborah (David) Shasky, Moorhead, MN and Catherine (David) Eide, Nisswa, MN; four grandsons, Matthew (Jenny) Ketterling, Denver, CO, Andrew (Becca) Harrigan, Ellendale, MN, Nicholas (Antje) Hlavaty, Annapolis, MD, and Benjamin (Tori) Ketterling, Eugene, OR; and four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Katherine, Joshua, and Jacob Ketterling, all of Denver, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Hertha Bohn, his wife, Vivian Ehlers, a daughter, Barbara Ann (Bohn) Hlavaty, his brothers, Urban and Wilbur, and his sisters, Mable Kath and Iva Stoltenow.
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