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Lorrena Bohr

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Lorrena E Bohr age 74 of Waucoma, IA, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her home. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, JULY 7, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma with Rev Nick March officiating. The lector will be Terry Bohr. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Richard and Terry Bohr. Urnbearer for the Mass will be Collin Bohr. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, JULY 6, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma. Further visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass, Tuesday at the church. Lorrena Elizabeth Bohr was born June 6, 1941, in rural Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Mike and Clara (Schmitt) Franzen. Lorrena was a graduate of St. Lucas High School. After school she was introduced to Mark Bohr and the couple was married August 16, 1960, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. To this union one son, Richard was born. Lorrena stayed home with Richard when he was a young child, until he began schooling. She then started to work for Atwood - Dura in West Union. She worked for the company for over twenty years. Lorrena had a small side business of making cakes. She spent many hours baking cakes for weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties, and other events. Lorrena enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and puzzles. She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lorrena is survived by a son, Richard (Terry) Bohr of Rudd, IA; grandson, Collin Bohr of Rudd, IA; two brothers, LaVerne (Rosemary) Franzen of St. Lucas, IA, Florian (Pat) Franzen of Hawkeye, IA; three sisters, Marcy Blong of St. Lucas, IA, Edna Fay of Sumner, IA, and Clarene Humpal of Waucoma, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mark in 1964; granddaughter, Allyson Brannon; three brothers, Albert, Leo, and Duane Franzen; one sister, Laurie Leichtnam.

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  1. Dear Richard and family, We are remembering you in prayer as you mourn the loss of the beautiful mother given to you by God. May you be strengthened by those who love you and feel God’s peace as you remember her. With sympathy, Kathy (Franzen) Steffen

  2. Richard, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, may she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dean and Judy Zupke

  3. Richard and family, so sorry to hear that your loved one Lorena has passed away our prayers go out to the family. Marge and Dave Mayo 1080 Kelly Dr. Nashville, North Carolina 27856

  4. I worked with Lorena at Atwood 2 nd shift… We worked in the welding dept together. We had a lot of great conversations and I always wondered how she was doing. Great lady. Mary Murphy

  5. Lorrena was a very kind and gentle person. She had many talents from cake decorating to gardening. She was extremely proud of her family. Her grandson was her pride and joy. Ou sincere sympathy Richard, Terry and Collin

  6. She was a great person and am so sorry for your loss Richard Terry and Collin, love you guys Dianne Russell and Rudy

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss. Julian always loved her angel food cake and she never had a problem making him one for his birthday for me. Lorrena will definitely be missed by all. Eva & Julian

  8. It is said God only takes the best. Lorrena was truly one of the best. We loved her dearly. Lucy & Tony & family.

  9. Richard and family, We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember her as a sweet and quiet soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken and Mary Bouska

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