Obit: Bokath, Lela F. (1917 2009)
Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Bokath, Dutcher, Huber, Mueller, Steffen, Herrmann, Schlegler, Nystrom, Tomandl, Dawson, Werner

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 22 Mar. 2009

Bokath, Lela F. (28 June 1917 19 Mar. 2009)

Lela F. Bokath, 91, died Thursday, March 19 at the Marshfield Care Center.

A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. March 23 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake and from 2 p.m. until the service begins Monday at the church.

Lela was born June 28, 1917 in Duluth, Minn., to Otto and Mae (Dutcher) Huber. She was employed at the Medford Hospital and the Rib Lake Cheese Factory. Lela was married April 17, 1941, in Medford to Verl Arthur Bokath.

She is survived by her children Cynthia "Cindy" (Kent) Mueller of Marshfield, Charles Bokath of Memphis, Tenn., and Scott (Melissa) Bokath of Stanley. Also surviving are brothers Harold (Vione) Huber of Memphis, Tenn. and Less (Ellen) Huber of Watertown; sister Irene Steffen of Whiting; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 24 Mar. 2009

Lela F. Bokath, 91, Marshfield, was a former Rib Lake resident.

She died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Marshfield Care Center.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, with Fr. Otto Bucher officiating.

Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake.

Visitation was Sunday afternoon, March 22, at the Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home, Rib Lake, and Monday afternoon at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the Mass. A parish prayer service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lela was born June 28, 1917, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Mae (Dutcher) Huber. The family moved to Medford during her childhood years. She attended Medford area schools. On April 17, 1941, in Medford, Lela was united in marriage to Verl Arthur Bokath. They made their home in Rib Lake. Prior to marriage, Lela had been employed at the Medford Hospital and after had been employed at the Rib Lake Cheese Factory for several years.

Lela was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and the Lehmann-Clendenning American Legion Auxiliary, Rib Lake. She had been a member of the Christian Mothers, a leader for several years of the Rib Lake Lucky Lakers 4-H Club, and was past secretary and treasurer of the Lakeview Cemetery Association.

Lela enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, baking and fishing.

She is survived by one daughter and two sons-in-law, Cynthia "Cindy" (Kent) Mueller of Marshfield, and Bruce Herrmann of Wittenberg; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles Bokath of Memphis, Tenn., and Scott (Melissa) Bokath of Stanley; five grandchildren, Charles (Darcy) Bokath, Brett (fiancee Cori Schleger) Bokath, Kerri (Ryan) Nystrom, and Dustin and Dakota Bokath; and one great-granddaughter; Ansley Bokath. Also surviving are two brothers, Harold (Vione) Huber of Memphis, Tenn., and Less (Ellen) Huber of Watertown; and by one sister, Irene Steffen of Whiting. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verl Bokath; parents, Otto and Mae Huber; one son, James Bokath; one daughter, Cheryl Herrmann; two daughters-in-law, Diane Bokath and Lori Bokath; two sisters and four brothers-in-law, Leona (Joe) Tomandl, Pearl (Jack) Dawson, Mark Werner and Dick Steffen.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Bokath, Brett Bokath, Dustin Bokath, Joe Tomandl, Mike Tomandl and Sam Tomandl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Lela may be given to Good Shepherd Catholic Church Renovation Fund, or to Saint Joseph's Hospital House of the Dove Capital Campaign.

Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford & Rib Lake is serving the family.

 

 


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