Waldemar Bohn, age 90, died in his home surrounded by family on Saturday May 7, 2016. He was born December 14, 1925 in Bloomenthal, Ukraine to Theodore and Ida Bohn. Surviving severe starvation conditions and persecution under Stalin, he and his family fled Ukraine during the early 1940's in a wagon train of Germans born in Russia and arrived in Berlin shortly before the end of WWII. Through providence and grace, he made his way to West Germany just after the end of the war. He married Anna Kutschke in 1950, and they immigrated to America in 1952, living first in Illinois and then on the farm they bought in Howards Grove, Wisconsin. They raised 10 children and now have 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 on the way. In addition to beef farming, Waldemar worked at Kohler company for 32 years. Throughout his life, he translated starvation into abundance, hopelessness into perseverance, pogroms and flight into stability, and loss into strength. His family cherish his memory and carry his values so that his life and history are not lost, forgotten or without purpose.
Waldemar is survived by his loving wife Anna of 66 years of marriage, Berthold of Wyoming, Arthur (Katie) of Sheboygan, Walter of Howards Grove, Ed (Janelle) of Plymouth, Bernadette (Paul) Bietka of Ashland, WI, Christine (Mark) of Sheboygan, Theodore (Gloria) of Madison, WI, Herbert (Deb) Newton, WI and Rose of PA. Waldemar was preceded in death by Barbara (Mueller) his daughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday May 10th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic 2133 N. 22nd St. Sheboygan. Friends may call on Tuesday, at the church, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.