Esther Bohn, 95 of Hankinson, ND passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, MN. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, ND with burial at Trinity Cemetery, Great Bend. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson, ND. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Jason Anderson, Justin Bohn, Ryan Bohn, Cody campbell, Andrew Hubrig, Mark Lenz, Chad Wagener, David Wagener, jason Balvik, Adam Tykwinski, Michael Hough, Todd Rehg & Mark Habrock. Honorary pallbearers are: Her Granddaughters, Great Granddaughters & Grandsons & Great-Great Granddaughters & Grandsons.
Esther Grager was born May 7, 1914 in Bordulac, ND, daughter of William and Minnie Koppelman Grager. She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend on April 1, 1928 by Pastor Hinck. Esther graduated from high school in Bordulac, ND in 1932. On September 26, 1935 she was united in marriage to Malvin Bohn at Kensal, ND. After their marriage the farmed near Great Bend until they moved into Hankinson in November 1973. Esther was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church and LWML. Teaching Sunday School was a very special time for her. She was past president of Hankinson Senior Citizens. Esther loved spending time with her family and all of her friends. She loved crocheting, reading and listening to each and every Minnesota Twins game and now after her vision failed, the Minnesota Twins and talking books for the blind were a vital part of her everyday life.
Esther had an ability to find the good in everyone. The strength, spirit and undaunted faith she possessed will continue to be a lasting inspiration to each one of us.
Survivors include, son, Charles (Doreen) Bohn of Great Bend; daughters, Phyllis (Lloyd) Bohn, Breckenridge, Rita Lenz, Phoenix, Karen Nass, St. Louis, Cheryl (Glenn) Hubrig, Hankinson, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, brother, William (Kay) Grager, sisters: Evelyn Cota, Myrtle Klebe, Inez Buboltz; sister-in-law: Dorothy Grager & brother-in-law: Richard Garber.
Preceded in death by her husband: Malvin, brothers: Eric Groskreutz, Willard Grager and Alfred Grager; sisters: Grace Garber and Florence Grager; Grandson: Craig Bohn; sons-in-law: Edward Nass and Gerald Lenz.
A special thank you to Esther’s caregivers at St. Francis. She considered you family.