Mandan News

Obituaries – December 8-14, 2012

Patricia Boehm

Patricia “Pat” Boehm, 66, Mandan, died Dec. 6, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo after a short battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 12 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Jerome G. Kautzman and Deacon Steve Brannan officiating. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Pat Boehm was born in Mandan on June 9, 1946, the daughter of Adam and Pauline (Renner) Gustin. She was raised on the family farm south of Mandan, attended St. Anthony Elementary School and went on to graduate from Mandan High School in 1964. After graduation, she worked as a teller at Security Bank in Mandan until she married.

She married James “Jim” Boehm, Feb. 1, 1965, in St. Anthony. They moved to the Boehm family farm northwest of Mandan, where they raised cattle and grains. They expanded the dairy herd in 1972. Pat was a big part of the milking process until her diagnosis in October 2012.

Pat loved quilting, crocheting and sewing, especially for the grandkids. She took pride in her gardening, canning and her family’s many accomplishments. One of her favorite pastimes was collecting nativity scenes and she had accumulated 56 scenes.

Pat looked forward to the summer months for bike riding and especially for Fridays, when she would find treasures at rummage sales.

Pat and Jim spent their quality time dancing to polkas and waltzes, from the dance halls to around the kitchen table on Sundays before and after family meals.

She was a member of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church of Crown Butte and a lifetime member of Country Christian Mothers, the Eagles, the Moose Club and the GOP.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Boehm; her sons, Nathan (Heather), Alan (Tracy) and Andy (Wendy), all of Mandan, David (Tracy) of West Fargo and Tony (Mary) of Colfax; 19 grandchildren, Brandon, Joshua, Jessica, Misty, Justin, Brandi, Corey, Caleb, ShiAnne, Kiersten, Ashton, Brady, Kendra, Elena, Kalie, Derek, Cody, Logan and a baby on the way; her sisters, Judy (Paul) Smith of Omaha, Neb., and Carol Wehri of Hebron; her brothers, David Gustin of McLean, Va., Al (Peggy) Gustin and Dennis (Sherry) Gustin, both of Mandan; her brothers-in-law, Ron (Charlotte) Boehm of Shady Cove, Ore., Ed (Elaine) Boehm, Joe (Beatrice) Boehm and John (Kathy) Boehm, all of Mandan, and LeRoy (Marlene) of Springfield, Ore.; her sisters-in-law, Minnie Geiger, Nerina Geiger, Carol (Bill) Hagerott and Mary (Ralph) Fried, all of Mandan, Leona (Jim) Ressler of Bismarck and Delores Urban of Fargo.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Pauline Gustin; her mother and father in-law, John and Flora Boehm; her infant sons, Nathan and James; brothers-in-law, Harvey Wehri, William Geiger and Eddie Geiger; and sisters-in-law, Terri Gustin and Rose Mary Gustin.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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Duane Munder

Duane Munder, 67, left this world as he lived, in a quiet manner, on Nov. 29, 2012, at his home, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. His great sense of humor continued with him until the end, and God decided he needed this cowboy.

Services were held Dec. 5 at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan with Ed and Betty Berry officiating. Burial was at the Judson cemetery.

Duane was born on Sept. 27, 1945, in Mandan to George and Grace (Jerome) Munder. He was raised and educated in the Judson and New Salem area. At a young age Duane worked various jobs until joining with Loehrke Brothers as a truck driver. He continued construction work with asphalt paving companies Border States Paving, Fargo, and Anderson Western Inc., Bismarck.

On Jan. 25, 1992, he married Mary Vendsel (Zeltinger), gaining an extended family of four children, Tony, Mike, Carl and Schelle. They continued paving construction until retiring in 2008.

The enjoyments in Duane’s life were simple: to live on the farm, have a weed-free garden, beautiful trees and yard, and room to ride his horse wherever he wanted. Horses were one of his main passions, along with sports like football and Class B basketball.

Left with many fond memories are his wife, Mary, New Salem; daughter, Schelle Thomas, Williston; sons, Tony (Tammy) Zeltinger, Minot, Michael Zeltinger, Bismarck, and Carl (Ronda) Zeltinger, Kenmare; nine grandchildren, Jen, Ashley, Brett, Cody, Kihley, Cassie, Shawna, Treyton, and Jackson; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon (Tex) Munder, New Salem; sisters, Eunice (Roger) Bueligen, New Salem, Dora (Dave) Bartow, Dickinson, and Betty (Tom) Hampleman, Wheatridge, Colo.; and a special brother-in-law, Edwin Jenson, Great Falls, Mont.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Dorothy Jenson; and brothers, George Jr. and Willard.

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