Obit: Boehnen, Frances Marcella #2 (1916 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Boehnen, Scholl, Hoffmann, Nagel, Schmidt, Lazich, Dux

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) December 20, 2006

Boehnen, Frances Marcella (February 16, 1916 - December 14, 2006)

Frances M. Boehnen, age 90, of Milwaukee, formerly of Loyal, died on December 14, 2006 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Frances Marcella Hoffmann was born on February 16, 1916 in the Town of Curran, Jackson County to Albert and Minnie (Scholl) Hoffman. She was raised and received her education in the Merrillan area, graduating from Merrillan High School, as salutatorian in 1933. After completing her education, Frances worked for the telephone company in Merrillan. She was united in marriage to Paul Boehnen on October 23, 1937 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee until 1943, and then moved to Alma Center to take over the operation of her husband’s family farm. In 1950, they purchased a farm and moved to Loyal. Frances was a homemaker and resided on the farm until her husband’s death on September 30, 1977. She sold the farm and moved into Loyal, where she resided until 2001. Frances moved back to Milwaukee and resided at Clement Manor until the time of her death.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she was active in the P.C.C.W., served as an officer on the parish and deanery boards, and was one of the first Sunday school teachers at St. Anthony’s. Frances was also president of the Loyal Senior Citizens for several years; was a member of Clark County Homemakers and was a 4-H Leader. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, cooking, baking, gardening and playing organ.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Ronald Boehnen, of Fremont, WI; Lawrence (Ruth) Boehnen, of Hixton; Marlene (Bobbi) Nagel, of Jackson, WI; Kathleen (Robert) Schmidt, of New Berlin, WI; Robert (Terri) Boehnen, of Waukesha, WI; Kenneth (Karen) Boehnen, of Spencer; Mary (Glenn) Lazich, of New Berlin; Eileen (Kenneth) Dux of Menomonee Falls, WI; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Boehnen, of Colby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, George Hoffmann.

Funeral services were held Monday December 18, 2006, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. Fr. Roman Kaiser officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were; Craig Dux, Glenn Lazich, Nick Boehnen, Dale Boehnen, Brian Boehnen, Mark Wucherpfennig and Brian Domine.



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