Neil Vernon Bohmbach, 91, New Town, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at the nursing home in Killdeer where he was a resident.
Neil Vernon Bohmbach was born, along with his twin sister, Frances, on July 8, 1926, at Charlson, N.D., to Louis and Veroley (Falls) Bohmbach. He was raised on the farm and attended grade school there. He graduated from high school in Sanish in 1943. On Feb. 8, 1945, Neil entered the United States Army, serving in Southeast Asia until his honorable discharge on May 21, 1947. He then returned to the farm and ranch at Charlson.
On Sept. 23, 1949, Neil was united in marriage to June Steffenson in Detroit, Mich. They soon returned to Charlson to farm and ranch and Neil also worked for Texaco Oil Company. He and June had three children Steffen, Clark and Jill. The boys joined their father in farming and ranching which continues today. His love of the land and cattle was passed on. His daughter Jill, always held a special place in Neil’s heart. An enjoyable part of Neil’s life was spent at many school activities, sports and rodeos for his grandchildren.
Neil served on the Farmers Union and New Town School Boards and was a member of the McKenzie County Grazing Association. He was particularly loyal to the Beck Sherven American Legion Post No. 290, where he served as the First Commander. Eventually, Neil lived at the Hilltop Home of Comfort in Killdeer, where he was content. His wife, June died on Jan. 24, 2017.
Neil is survived by his sons, Steffen (Julie) of Keene and Clark (Bonnie) of Charlson; daughter, Jill DeGree (Bruce) of Foxholm; sister, Frances Ventsch of New Town; grandchildren, Jed Bohmbach (Jodi), Clay Bohmbach (Tara), Gwen Rivinius (Josh), Genessa Knowles (Brian), Bridger Bohmbach, Brianna Vine (Kyle), Cody Colby (Julie), Jessie Colby and Mallory Lochtowe (Jake); 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Bohmbach and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 67 years, June; brother, Marvin Bohmbach; sister, Blanche Vigen; sister-in-law, Gene Hansen; brothers-in-law, John Hansen and Art Ventsch; and niece, Carol Ann Hansen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the Bethel Lutheran Church, New Town.
Interment was Wednesday at 2 p.m., at Good Hope Cemetery, First Lutheran Church, Keene.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.