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Dorothy Sawyer Bohlken
November 29, 1918–October 23, 2008
Dorothy Bohlken age 89, of Monticello, died Thursday evening, October 23, 2008 at her daughter's home in Scotch Grove following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, October 27, 2008 at St. Johns Lutheran Church rural Monticello with interment in the St. Johns Cemetery. Rev. Reed Stockman officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 7 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are four children, John (Virginia) Bohlken, Nice, California, William G. (Dorrean) Bohlken, Monticello, Nancy (Mike) Flynn and Tom (Susan) Bohlken, both of Scotch Grove, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and her good friend, Orvin Yoeman, Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Helen Sawyer, her husband George, a son Michael and a grandson, Matthew.
Dorothy Sawyer was born November 29, 1918 at Onslow, Iowa. She was the daughter of William James and Alice (Clark) Sawyer. Dorothy graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the Class of 1935. She took Normal Training and then taught in the Monticello Schools for a year. Dorothy Sawyer and George Bohlken were married March 12, 1937 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in Richland and Scotch Grove Townships. Dorothy was also a nursing assistant at John McDonald Hospital in Monticello for many years. She retired from the Hospital in 1969. George preceded her in death on August 2, 1994.
Dorothy was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, L. W. M. L., and a long time Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. She also belonged to the Oak Drive Club and the Scotch Grove Coonhunters Club. Dorothy was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, October 31, 2008

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