Posted 1/31/17 (Tue)
June Bohmbach, 88, New Town, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 in her home.
June Marie Bohmbach was born June 2, 1928 in Detroit, Mich. the daughter of Axel and Rigmor Miller Steffenson. She spent her childhood in Detroit and graduated from Northern High School in 1945. She attended Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa for two years. She moved to Sanish, N.D. after her sister Gene married John Hansen who was from the Sanish area.
June met Neil Bohmbach at a dance in Van Hook and they were united in marriage on September 23, 1949 at her families Danish Church in Detroit. The newlyweds returned to Charlson and set up house with no electricity or running water and an outhouse. They farmed and ranched until Neil’s retirement in 2009. She taught at Hawkeye School for two years before starting their family.
In 1970, they moved west of New Town and June went back to work as a cook at the elementary school, a job she truly enjoyed. She loved gardening, yard work and watching the wildlife around her place. The real joy of her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. June faithfully visited Neil every week, for the last eight years, at Hilltop Home of Comfort in Killdeer. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and active in the Ladies Circle.
June is survived by her husband of 67 years Neil; sons, Steffen (Julie) of Keene and Clark (Bonnie) of Charlson; daughter, Jill DeGree (Bruce) of Foxholm; grandchildren, Jed Bohmbach (Jodi), Clay Bohmbach (Tara), Gwen Rivinius (Josh), Genessa Knowles (Brian), Bridger Bohmbach, Brianna Vine (Kyle), Cody Colby (Julie), Jessie Colby and Mallory Lochtowe (Jake); 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Frances Ventsch and Shirley Bohmbach and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gene Hansen; brothers-in-law, John Hansen, Marvin Bohmbach and Art Ventsch; sister-in-law, Blanche Vigen and niece, Carol Ann Hansen.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethel Lutheran Church, New Town.
Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Doctors Without Borders. (Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall) www.langhansfuneralhome.com