1929-2012

Louis Henry, 83, of Manning, died unexpectedly at his home near Manilla.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla.

The Rev. Ross Fritz will be officiating. Congregational hymns will be “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Carlys Stribe will be organist.

Casket bearers will be James Boell, Curtis Boell, Kenneth Boell Jr., Andrew Boell, Alan Boell, Michael Boell and Duane Boell.

Burial with military honors will be at Manning Cemetery with American Legion Posts 22 and 132 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3517.

Louis Henry, son of Paul and Helen (Baumhover) Boell, was born March 11, 1929, at Carroll.  Louis was baptized in 1930 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  

He attended country school north of Manning through the eighth grade and then worked on his family’s farm.  Louis entered the U.S. Army in March 1951 and served in Alaska driving trucks that transported nuclear weapons.  Following his honorable discharge in March 1953 he returned to the area of his youth and began farming.

On Dec. 15, 1954, Louis married Lucille Agnes Lamp at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.  One daughter, Brenda, was welcomed to this family.  The couple farmed southeast of Manning and then north of Manilla.  

In 1983 Louis retired from farming and held a number of jobs in the area, including R.L. Kraft, M.A.C., Henningson Construction, Aspinwall Co-op and RJV Trucking.  He finally retired to his farm at age 80.

Louis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla. He was active on the ceremonial teams and served as commander for the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Manning and Manilla.  

Louis always had a soft spot in his heart for animals, especially dogs and horses.  Along with his wife and daughter, he was actively engaged in the Manilla Rough Riders Saddle Club, serving as its president.

He is survived by his daughter Brenda Boell and her partner John Hinrichsen of Ames; siblings, Richard Boell of Schleswig, Ella Mae Muenchow (Jon) of Arcadia and Kenneth Boell (Cherryl) of Manilla; sister-in-law Ruth Boell of Manilla; nieces and nephews; other relatives; two dogs, Chip and his special buddy Toby; and friends.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents; wife Lucille in 1990; brother Robert Boell; and sister-in-law Margaret Boell.