Darlene "Dollie" Mae Bohlman, age 80, of Yankton, South Dakota, joined her husband in heaven on December 19, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Gunderson officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a video tribute and time of sharing at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Jason Tweedy, Jeremy Tweedy, Jamie Coffee, John Hayes, Dianna Wagner, and Gerald Koster.
Darlene "Dollie" Mae Bohlman was born January 1, 1936, in Olivet, South Dakota, to Garhart and Mae (Wipf) Koster. Dollie grew up on the family farm and the family later moved to Yankton when she was in high school. She attended Yankton High School where she met and later married Reinhold Bohlman on February 26, 1954, in Utica, South Dakota. Four children were born to this union. They lived in Pickstown, South Dakota while Rein worked on the dam. They moved to Yankton and Dollie began working at Kelly's Cove as a waitress. She also later worked as an aide at the Human Services Center and will always be remembered as the doughnut maker at Sunshine Foods. She finished her working career as a cook for Ability Building Services, where she found her passion for baking cookies.
Dollie was a member at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton and loved playing pinochle with her girlfriends and with the Over 50's group at St. John's. She could always be found with a book and enjoyed traveling to Hawaii for her grandson's wedding and later for her daughter's wedding. She loved her family and especially loved spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her two daughters: Carmen (John) Pex of Chugiak, Alaska; and Carol (Mike) Tweedy of Yankton; son, Russ Bohlman of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren: Jamie Coffee, Jason Tweedy, Amber Roy, Jeremy Tweedy, Lindsay Williamson, Justine Bohlman; and Sam Herd; six great grandchildren: Toryn, Maddox, Lauren, Kaden, Calvin, and Saoirse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reinhold on November 19, 2001; infant daughter, Debra; and two brothers, Duane and Jerry Koster.
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I have fond memories of Aunt Dollie. You have our deepest sympathy.
Thanks to a "Sunshine" friend for all the fun filled times we had at Sunshine. You will be remembered.
I too have many great memories of Aunt Dollie and Uncle Rein and of the Yankton area in general. I think of Rein quite a bit and Dad & I talk about him from time to time. Dad misses him a lot. Uncle Rein be glad to see Dollie again. I'll especially miss Dollie's smile.
Sympathies to the family. I remember her fondly from the neighborhood and your parents being friends of my mother and father.
Our symphonies to Carmen, Carol and Rusty and all your families. Aunt Dolly was quite a lady. Loved her storytelling, the Chislec she made which was awesome, her nut rolls and in general her cooking. Uncle Rein and Aunt Dolly. Brought my mom and dad to GI when our first son Travis was born in 1984. I was so grateful for that moment. There are so many special memories of her. We will miss her. God bless all of you!
Larry and Lynn Ficken
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