Darlene A. Bohn


     Darlene A. Bohn, 87, of Ventura died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, east of Garner, Iowa, with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.   

Darlene Adel Bohn, the daughter of Fred and Alvina (Kragel) Burmester, was born Feb.10, 1926 at Hampton.  She graduated from Hampton High School in 1944.  Darlene continued her education at Hamilton Business College and after graduation worked at a bank in Mason City.  On Nov. 25, 1951 she was married to Milton Bohn at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton.  They lived on a farm northwest of Ventura where they raised their two children.  Darlene worked for many years at the Chuck Wagon Cafe in Forest City.  After Milton passed away in 1988, she continued to live on the farm.  

Darlene later moved into Ventura.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, listening to music, playing the organ and piano, playing cards and reading cook books.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she belonged to the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Darlene is survived by her two children, Charlie (Rhonda) Bohn of Ventura and Charlotte (Jim) Engstler of Britt, Iowa; four grandchildren,  Samantha (Chris) Gobeli, Jessica Bohn and Cassie and Heather Engstler;  two great-grandchildren, Ian and Isaac Gobeli; three sisters-in-law, Marvel Burmester of Hampton, Iowa, Thelma Bohn, of Garner, and Hilda Bohn, of Mason City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton; and brother, Harold Burmester.  

Cataldo Funeral Home, Garner, was in charge of arrangements. 

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