LeMars Daily Sentinel, Monday, May 14, 2007
Donald LeRoy Bohlken was born on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930, in Hawarden, the son of Albert and Sena (Konken) Bohlken. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. Don received his elementary education at country school in Preston Township and later graduated from Le Mars High School in 1947. He moved to Le Mars in 1949 and joined St. John's Lutheran Church where he was currently a member.
Don was called to serve his country in January 1952. He served as a scout for the artillery during the Korean War. He earned his honorable discharge on Nov. 21, 1953. He retired in 1992 after a 30-year career with Wells' Dairy, Inc.
During his retirement years Don enjoyed driving for car dealers in Le Mars and Sioux City. He was a member of Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion in Le Mars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother LaVerle "Whitey" Bohlken.
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