Mandan News

Obituaries – April 20-26, 2013

Clemens Boehm

Clemens A. Boehm, 87, Mandan, died April 13, 2013, at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, April 17, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Charles Heidt as celebrant. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Mandan VFW Post No. 707 and American Legion Post No. 40.

Clemens (Clem) was born on June 15, 1925, to Alex and Elizabeth (Matz) Boehm in Morton County. Growing up on the farm west of Mandan, Clem attended Country School. After school he worked on the farm until enlisting in the United States Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After discharge from the Navy in 1947 Clem started his career on the Northern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1987.

On June 9, 1948, Clem married Lucille Wickman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan. After marriage they lived on the family farm until moving to Mandan in 1998. Clem’s family meant the world to him, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If he wasn’t spending time at his favorite machine at the casino, Clem enjoyed bowling, playing cards and gardening for many years. Clem also belonged to the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. One of his proudest moments was going on the Freedom Flight with his son, Tim, in September 2010.

Clemens will be deeply missed by his wife, Lucille; daughter, Pat (Edwin) Gerhardt and son Tim (Sandy) Boehm, all of Mandan; grandchildren, Cassie (Brad Parrish), Grand Forks, Eric (Jen Stiff), San Diego, Calif., Brent Gerhardt, Grand Forks, Craig Boehm, Mandan, Tracy (Randy) Follman, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Tonya (David) Markel, Mandan; great-grandchildren, Jack and Alex Parrish, Connor and Carter Follman and Kendra, Colton and Kaylee Markel; sister, Lottie Pitzer, Mandan; sisters-in-law, Irene Boehm, Billings, Mont., Alice Boehm and Lorraine Boehm, both of Mandan; and brothers, Frank (Angie) Boehm, Philip (Cecealia) Boehm, and Gene (Vivian) Boehm, all of Mandan.

Clem was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rose Pitzer, Mary Suchy and Angie Beehler; and brothers, Joe, Tom and Mike.

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Clementine Ehlis

Clementine Ehlis, 92, Mandan, passed away on April 13, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, April 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Clementine (Clem) was born on May 5, 1920, to Adam and Matilda (Barnhardt) Stein northwest of Mandan. She married Andrew Ehlis on Oct. 4, 1937, at St. Vincent Catholic Church at Crown Butte. They farmed for the first 10 years of married life before moving to Mandan so Andy could pursue his career as a railroad engineer. Clem enjoyed cooking, as it was her way of taking care of the people she loved and her family and friends who, in turn, loved her and her wonderful German meals. Her greatest pleasure was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also took great pride in tending her flowers and large garden. She was a creative quilter and talented seamstress. She was able to crochet beautifully without a pattern and her embroidery was a work of art. Clem loved traveling with Andy throughout the U.S. and Canada. She felt blessed to have spent many summers at their cabin on Lake Tschida, where she would fish for hours off their pontoon. Clem was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Knights of Columbus, the Elks, St. Joseph Circle, Court St. Cecilia Catholic Daughter’s and St. Vincent Verein.

Clem will be dearly missed by her children, Andrew, Jr. (Judy), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Donald (Pat), Bismarck, Loretta (Arnie) Kuhn, Mandan, Duane (Susan), Williston, Bonnie (Terry) Zander, Bismarck; one sister, Veronica Mook, Bismarck; one sister-in-law, Catherine Boardman, Anacortes, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Clem was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, in 2007; three brothers; and one great-great-granddaughter, Tyra Ehlis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Trust Fund.

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Veronica Glasser

Veronica Glasser, 94, Mandan, died April 14, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Care Center, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, April 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Veronica was born April 10, 1919, in Cannonball, the daughter of Adam and Catherine (Roshau) Geiger. Her parents moved to the family farm southeast of Solen. She married Adam Glasser on Jan. 23, 1940. They lived in Solen until 1985 before moving to Mandan. Veronica loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, flowers, ceramics, crafts, bingo and playing cards; especially with her best friend and sister-in-law, Maggie Froelich, and niece, Lillian Schweitzer. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose and worked as a volunteer for Senior Companionship for 11 years. Veronica will be remembered for her loving way of caring for people.

Veronica is survived by three daughters, Leona Silcott, New Salem, Gladys Madison, Mandan, Connie Glasser, Bismarck; one son, Leon (Karen) Glasser, Mandan; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Ehreth Cermak, Minot; and one brother, William Geiger, Solen.

Veronica was preceded in death by her husband, Adam in 1985; parents, Adam and Catherine Geiger; four brothers, Christ, Anton, Frank and Adam; and one sister, Rose Schweitzer.

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Harlan Heinsohn

Harlan R. Heinsohn, 81, Mandan, died April 15, 2013, surrounded by family.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, April 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Harlan was born May 27, 1931, to Marcus and Rose (Lockbeam) Heinsohn in Mandan. His love of life was reflected in the many fond memories he shared; growing up in Mandan, boyhood adventures, playing football for the state championship Braves team, and college at the Forestry. This led him to Bottineau, where he met the love of his life, Geri Holz. They married and set off on a lifetime adventure. The most important thing in his life was family. His most proud accomplishment was his marriage to Geri and their family together. Their home had an open door policy and was often filled with laughter, conversation, and lively meals. He loved great food and as a testament to his spirit of learning, he honed his cooking skills late in life.

Many interesting jobs served as stepping stones for his career as a realtor, developer, and entrepreneur; he was good with the pen. He owned Great Western, and along with his son, Michael, helped to promote the growth and development of the city of Lincoln. He admired art, architecture, literature, and culture, and cultivated these passions in his children.

Har was an engaging storyteller and conversationalist. His wisdom and expansive knowledge served as an excellent basis for the sound advice he gave. There are no words that could fully capture his essence. His quick sense of humor and wit could entertain a room. He would have appreciated the irony of death and taxes, the two things certain in life, happening on the same day. He only filed an extension on one.

Har will be deeply missed by his son, Michael Heinsohn; daughters, Linda Pilgrim, Lori Heinsohn (John Sandbakken), and Karen (Reid) Katzung; grandchildren, Ali Pilgrim (Brian Roberts), Liz Pilgrim (Jeff White), Ryan Heinsohn (Janelle Knudson), Cate Heinsohn (Dan Hellman), Kasey (Scott) Janz and Lauren Katzung; and one great-grandchild, Bennett Roberts. He will be remembered as a kind and loving father, papa, and confidant.

Harlan will join his wife, Geri; parents; and sister, Ida Heinsohn, in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Trust Fund.

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John Stumpf

John Stumpf, 88, Mandan, died April 11, 2013, at Sanford Care Center off Collins in Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, April 17, at St. Martin’s Church, Huff, with Msgr. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial was at St. Martin’s Cemetery.

John was born on May 28, 1924, to Anton and Katherine (Tschida) Stumpf in Morton County. John was a quiet and shy man but was very friendly and loved to visit. His Catholic faith was central in his life. He loved farm life and was very proud of his livestock with a unique love for his land. In his spare time he used field rocks to create planters, bird baths and a replica of his beloved church, St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Huff. When John retired he moved to Liberty Heights in Mandan and quickly became friends with his neighbors. John sincerely appreciated his friends including his caretakers during the past few weeks.

John will be deeply missed by his sister, Sabina (George) Lockhart, Tacoma, Wash.; brothers, Robert (Dorothy), Joe, Phillip, and Anton (Claire), all of Tacoma; Andrew (Rosie), Rough and Ready, Calif., and Mike, Ridgefield, Wash.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Frances and Mary; brother, Frank; and sister-in-law, Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Martin’s Church in Huff or the University of Mary in Bismarck.

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