Marie Grenz Obituary
30, 2003 12:00 am • 1. The
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
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
great-grandchildren; and Ann's
only sister, Freda Brubaker,
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 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.
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.
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.