Elvera Esther (Volker) Bohling - February 09, 2013
Elvera Esther (Volker) Bohling was born December 17, 1923, to Edwin and Luella (Grable) Volker. Elvera was baptized by Rev. Geyer at home on January 6, 1924, and confirmed on March 6, 1938, at St. James Lutheran Church by Rev. Brokering.
She received her education at Nemaha County District 46, close to the family farm. Elvera helped on the family farm until she was married to Emil F. Bohling on April 7, 1942. When Emil returned from military service in 1945, they moved to a farm southwest of Johnson where they lived for several years. Later they lived on a farm in the Elk Creek area until 1981, when they moved to Elk Creek. Their union was blessed with seven children: Carolyn, Larry, Dennis, Lorna, Ardith, LuAnn, and Mark.
Elvera was a devoted wife and mother. She helped Emil with all the daily functions of the farm and enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, raising chickens, sewing, quilting, and embroidering. Elvera was active in the church and has served on the Altar Guild as well as helping with Bible School in her later years. As a member of the Martin Luther Church Women, she enjoyed sewing in her home and at church, making hundreds of quilts for Lutheran World Relief. She always treasured time spent with her family and friends and especially with her grandchildren.
Emil passed away on February 21, 2006. Elvera moved to Ridgeview Assisted Living in Tecumseh in 2008. As her health declined, she moved to Belle Terrace Care Home in June, 2012. On February 9, 2013, at the age of 89 years, Elvera went home to be with her Lord.
Elvera was preceded in death by her husband Emil, son Dennis, parents Edwin and Luella, sisters and brother-in-law, Arleen Knippelmeyer, Norma and Raymond Gobber, brothers and sisters-in-law, Lydia and Louie Speckmann, Irene and Art Meyer, Alvin Bohling, and Eldon Bohling.
Elvera is survived by her children Carolyn (and Charles) Hastings of Doniphan; Larry (and Lois) Bohling of Tecumseh; Lorna (and Dan) Davison of Lincoln; Ardith (and Jerry) Labenz of Springfield, MO; LuAnn (and Larry) Carmine of Tecumseh; Mark (and Lois) Bohling of Elk Creek; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in -law Walt Knippelmeyer of Johnson; Marcille Bohling of Johnson; Leland and Lillian Bohling of Fremont; and Joan Bohling of Johnson; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Martin Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Bruce Berggren. The choir sang special music as well as the congregation, all accompanied by Phyllis Davis.
Pallbearers were grandsons Mike Hastings, Dan Hastings, Jeff Hastings, Travis Davison, Brad Labenz, Todd Bohling, Matt Davison, Brent Carmine, Casey Bohling, and Tyler Bohling.
Flower attendants were Trista Nyberg, Heather Cooper, Missy Boyte, Jenny Carl, Alicia Bowman, Stacy Brummond, and Kari Labenz. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn.