Frances Boehmer

Frances E. Boehmer, 94, formerly of Douglas and Minot, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Linden Grove Nursing Home, in New Berlin, Wis.

Frances was born May 16, 1919, to Charles and Anna (Bannworth) Heer. She was the youngest of six children. She was raised and educated in the Douglas area.

Frances married Herman Boehmer, of Devils Lake, on June 25, 1947, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Douglas. They lived in the Douglas area, where they owned and operated Boehmer’s General Store for almost 40 years and the Corner Bar for 11 years.

Frances was active in Community Club, Altar Society and the Senior Center while in Douglas. They retired in the fall of 1982, and moved to Minot. She was a member of St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in Minot and active in the Altar Society. Herman passed away in September 2000.

Frances remained in the family home until 2008. She then moved to Milwaukee, Wis., to be near her children and grandchildren. She resided at Layton Terrace, an assisted living area. However in 2012, she moved to Linden Grove Nursing Home, where she was able to receive more care. She was often seen wheeling around the wards in her wheelchair and playing cards with friends and family.

Frances enjoyed baking, sewing, crafting, RV trips to Colorado and frequent Amtrak trips to Seattle and Portland area. Many neighbors shared in the fall apple crop from her apple tree.

Frances is survived by: her children, Barbara (Paul) Madsen, Milwaukee, and Bruce Boehmer, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Rob Parge, Minneapolis, Brandee (Brian) Merkley, Seattle, Sara Madsen, Detroit, Brad Boehmer, Chicago, Mande (Darian) Miskewycz, Bloomington, Ind.; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon Maki, Justin Maki, Ciara Kessel and Camdyn Miskewycz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; parents; and siblings, Herman, Lawrence, Art, Am and Mary Kaufman.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.

Visitation and prayer service: Visitation Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

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