Marie L. Bohle

Marie L. Bohle, 90, of Dubuque and formerly of Sumner, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek, 2029 Viking Ave. Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Kristian Kincaid officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday,  March 6, 2015, at the church and for one hour preceding services on Saturday. Memorials may be made in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Marie’s family.

Marie Louise, daughter of Herman and Hulda (Knoploh) Zell, was born June 12, 1924 near Buck Creek in rural Sumner, Iowa. She was baptized June 22, 1924 and confirmed April 10, 1938 at St. John Lutheran Church Buck Creek. She graduated from Sumner High School in 1942 and received her normal teaching certificate. On June 15, 1945, she was united in marriage with Arnold Bohle at St. John Lutheran Church Buck Creek. The couple lived and farmed in the Sumner area for many years prior to moving to Milan, Missouri where they farmed for seven years. Marie was always eager to help with the farm work. They then moved to Dubuque, Iowa where they lived for thirty years. Marie volunteered at Finley Hospital in Dubuque for many years. She loved quilting, always had a big garden, was very involved in her church, ladies aid, taught Sunday School, was a den mother, and enjoyed baking bread and making pies. Most especially, she loved her family which provided her great strength.

In addition to her husband Arnold of Fayette, she is survived by her children; Daniel (Anne) Bohle of Cortez, Colorado, Wendell (Diane) Bohle of Sumner, her son-in-law Jeffrey Werner of Stockton, Illinois, Terry (Susan) Bohle of Bolingbrook, Illinois, Mark (Becky) Bohle of Cresco, Jeffrey (Connie) Bohle of Epworth, Bradley (Mary) Bohle of Milan, Missouri, and Thomas (Stacy) Bohle of Clinton; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geneva Buhr of Sumner and Barbara (Arlin) Ness of Anthem, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her daughter; Rebecca Werner; her son, Randall Bohle; her parents; and one sister, Lorraine Stephens.


Bill Stark on March 10, 2015 at 7:23 AM said:


So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My mother also passed away when she was ninety years of age and there isn't a day that goes by that I do not think about her. I'm sure you will also. God Bless. Bill
Martha Pittard on March 9, 2015 at 11:24 AM said:

Terry, My thought are with you. Thinking about wonderful memories of your Mom will bring you some peace!
Jackson Family on March 7, 2015 at 8:42 AM said:

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8
Phaedra and Jeremy Wlochal > Former Neighbors on March 6, 2015 at 9:44 AM said:

We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She was always so sweet and kind. I very much enjoyed spending time visiting with her on many occasions and with our dog's Pyra and Keymo. The best neighbors we have ever had the opportunity to live next to. Our condolences to the family. She will be missed.

Phaedra & Jeremy Wlochal
Ken & Denise Merema on March 6, 2015 at 5:48 AM said:

Though your hearts are heavy with grief at this time of loss, remember, you all are in our hearts and on our minds. Many thoughts & prayers to the Bohle Family.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Ken & Denise Merema
Fulton, IL.
Jane Milnes on March 5, 2015 at 12:12 PM said:

My sincere sympathy regarding the death of Marie...your wife, mother and grandmother.....
Charlie and Kim Tharp on March 5, 2015 at 10:44 AM said:

What can we say that hasn't already been said? We were so saddened to hear of Marie's death. What a lovely lady , wonderful friend and the best neighbor ever. I will certainly miss our summers sitting out on her front stoop of the house. She was a great listener and such a great encourager. She always seemed to have the answers. We talked and laughed a lot and when Arnold would come around to " sit in" on our talks I would tell him we were talking about "women things" and he would just smile and take off !
We lived next door for 21 years in Dubuque . She was like a mother to me and I especially enjoyed our talks about the LORD. I will miss her. Kim
The Cagley / Newman families on March 5, 2015 at 10:28 AM said:

Our Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers to you and the entire Bohle Family.

Joan, Larry, Becky, Paula, Ben, Steve, Krista, Bob, Sue, David and families.
Randy & Edie DePhillips, Des Moines, Iowa on March 4, 2015 at 4:37 PM said:

Terry and Sue, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. We hope your tears of sorrow soon turn to tears of joy with fond memories.
Lynne Brooks & Family on March 4, 2015 at 11:06 AM said:

We send our love & heartfelt sympathy to Terry & Sue and all of the Bohle family.

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