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Henry L. "Sonny" Bohman, 78, Enochsburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his residence.
Born Feb. 25, 1938, in Batesville, he was the son of Otilla (Messingschlager) and Lawrence Bohman. He married Darlene Feller July 2, 1966, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris, and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary next month.
Sonny worked as a shipping clerk and assistant foreman for 38 years at Batesville Casket Co. before retiring in 2001 and was a lifelong farmer.
Sonny spent his entire life on the family farm he dearly loved. His family teased that he was very particular about how he did things around the farm and would let you know if you weren't doing it right. He was also an avid card player. Canasta and 500 were his favorite games in addition to playing a little solo. Sonny was serious about playing cards and idle chatter wasn't necessary.
Other interests included fishing, squirrel hunting, following the Colts, gardening and riding his four-wheeler through the woods. After retiring from Batesville Casket, Sonny took up woodworking and, according to the family, if you're in need of a birdhouse, you may want to talk to them. He and Darlene enjoyed traveling out West over the years as well as taking several trips to Branson, Missouri.
His grandchildren, though, were his pride and joy. He delighted in attending all of their activities and sporting events.
Sonny is survived by his wife; daughter Sharon Miller, Batesville; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Teresa Bohman, Batesville; and grandchildren Elizabeth and Matthew Miller and Brad and Katie Bohman.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is Sunday, June 12, from 1-4 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Enochsburg, with the Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund (https://www.mmhealth.org/donate.html) or St. Catherine of Siena Building Fund.
Published on June 9, 2016
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