Frank And Marie

Ann Marie Grenz Obituary

December 30, 2003 12:00 am • 1. The Bismarck Tribune

       Ann M. Boehm, 91, died Dec. 30, 2003, in Bismarck. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Corpus Christi, 1919 N. Second St., with the Rev. Luke Steiner officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E. Divide Ave., where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before services at the church.
       Anna Grenz Boehm was born May 15, 1912, in Napoleon, N.D., the daughter of Margaret (Oberlander) Grenz and Christian C. Grenz. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1932 and married Frank H. Boehm, Aug. 26, 1935. Together they raised their family in Mott, where Frank owned and managed the Our Own Hardware Store for 45 years.
        Ann was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America Mott Chapter, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Monday Study Club, St. Vincent's Alter Society, St. Vincent's Church and the Church of Corpus Christi and St. Catherines Church, Valley City.
        Ann's great satisfaction in life was "the way my children turned out -- I'm proud of each one!" Ann lived a full life. She loved reading, music and painting. She translated text into Braille for the blind, made over 200 quilts, and loved baking. She had the "pleasure of being home with my children." Ann's life was an example of positive attitude, love, faith and gratefulness.
        Ann is survived by six daughters, one son and spouses, Kathleen Schlosser, Casper, Wyo., LaVonn (Dick) Steiner, Bismarck, Don (Kathy) Boehm, Bismarck, Pat (Cliff) Zent, Rapid City, S.D., MaDonna (Dennis) Stanford, Valley City, Cyndy (Tom) Gaj, San Antonio, Texas, and Lori (Court) Shereck, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and Ann's only sister, Freda Brubaker, Waterville, Ohio.
Preceding Ann in death were her parents; her husband, Frank, who died Oct. 4, 1987; her brother, Ernest and his wife, Margaret; and her brother-in-law, Al Brubaker.

Frank Boehm Obituary

Frank H. Boehm, 74, former owner of Mott Supply Company, passed away Sunday morning, October 5, 1987 at Med Center One in Bismarck after a lengthy illness.

Frank was born October 7, 1912 in the Crown Butte area of rural Mandan, the son of Adam J. and Catherine Gress Boehm. At the age of 6, his family moved to Mandan where Frank attended St. Joseph's Grade School. He graduated from Mandan High School in 1932. Frank excelled in sports and was named All State Athlete in his senior year.

While in grade school, Frank began working as a delivery boy of Lockbeam and Knoll, advancing as a clerk in the store. After his marriage to Ann Marie Grenz August 26, 1935, he was employed by Marshall Wells Company as a hardware salesman. Later, they moved to Mott to assist W.J. Glenny in the Mott Supply Company store. He subsequently purchased the business and operated it for 45 years.

Frank was a devoted family man as well as being active in the community. He was instrumental in establishing the Mott Ambulance Service, was Chief of the Mott Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Mott Booster Club, the Elks Club, a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member, and a member of the Church of St. Vincent.

Besides his wife Ann, he is survived by 6 daughters, Kathleen Schlosser, Rock Springs, Wyoming; Mrs. Richard ‘LaVonn' Steiner, Bismarck; Mrs. Clifford ‘Pataricia' Zent, Rapid City, South Dakota; Mrs. Dennis ‘MaDonna' Stanford, Valley City; Cynthia Boehm, Pierre, South Dakota and Mrs. Courtney ‘Lurene' Shereck, Mandan; son Donald, New Salem; 24 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 5 brothers, Casper, Boca Raton, Florida; Michael, Fremont, California; Leo, Mandan; Ralph, Escondido, California; and Paul, San Jose, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one grandson.

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