Victor William Bohlmann
Victor William Bohlmann was born March 21, 1920 at Morgan Township, Charter Oak, Iowa, the son of Rudolph and Hedwig Kortman Bohlmann. He passed away Thursday, December 5 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa.
Victor was baptized and confirmed in faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hanover Township, in Charter Oak. He received his education at Hanover Parochial School. Following school, he helped on the family farm until September 3, 1941 when he entered the United States Army to serve in World War II. He trained at the 31st Medical Battalion, Camp Grant, IL. He left for the South Pacific Theater in May of 1942 and was assigned to the 105th General Hospital stationed in North Australia and later on Brak Island. He returned in March of 1945.
On April 1, 1945 Victor was united in marriage to Vernet Seils. The couple was then sent to Ft. Leavenworth until the end of the war in May. They returned to rural Charter Oak where they started farming and farmed for 17 years. The couple was blessed with four children; Dennis, Vickie, Richard and Scott. In 1963, Victor became a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Post Office serving Rural Charter Oak. In 1972, he was transferred to Jefferson, IA where he retired in 1983.
Victor was a loving caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Victor and Vernet had a loving home where they instilled in their children the importance of faith and family and provided a childhood that was second to none. He was always very witty and enjoyed sharing stories of his life. He was an active member of his church. He was a member of the R.L.C.A, VFW, Legion, D.A.V. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards, crossword puzzles, traveling and their trailer home on Spirit Lake.
Survivors include three sons; Dennis of Enterprise, OR; Richard and his wife, Jeanine of Clearmont, WY; and Scott and his wife, Rocio of Livermore, CA; one daughter, Vickie Meseck and her husband, Gailen of Charter Oak, IA; one sister Leola Ault of MN; one sister-in-law, Lenora Bohlmann of Onawa, IA; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernet; his parents, Rudolph and Hedwig Bohlmann; one grandson, Troy Meseck; two brothers, Ralph Bohlmann and Edwin Bohlmann; one sister Stella Rahn; two brothers-in-law, Al Rahn and Truman Ault; and one sister-in-law LaVerne Bohlmann.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Words of comfort by Rev. Timothy Jones of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Iowa. Accompanist was Rev. Timothy Frank. Soloist was John Thies singing “When I Get Where I’m going”. Congregational signing was “Be Still My Soul” and “Heaven Is My Home”. Casket bearers were Kip Meseck, Tod Meseck, Josh Meseck, Zach Meseck, Randy Bohlmann, and Blaine Bohlmann. Interment was at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Hanover Township, Charter Oak, Iowa with military honors conducted by the American Legion Homer Hall Post #66, Charter Oak, Iowa.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, Jefferson, Iowa, www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com. 515-386-2171