Harlan Dean Bohling, the fourth of seven children of Clarence and Ottine (Schlange) Bohling, was born on the family farm originally owned and built by his grandfather, Wm. Bohling, in 1909 and later owned by his father near Auburn, Nebraska. He was baptized on July 1, 1928, and confirmed March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hickory Grove. Harlan received his education at Hickory Grove School, District 27. After attending one year of high school, his father needed him to help farm during the war. This is how he received his education about farming, growing crops and raising livestock. As a younger man he was in 4H and raised his own livestock to show at the County Fair.
1942 - 2023