January 6, 2014


William "Bill" Bohling, 79, of Carroll, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir. Lectors will be Bill's nieces Kristin Busch and Kara Lubischer. Gift bearers will be Bill's grandchildren Mackenzie, T.J., Kylie and Lukas Bohling, and Madison Vogel. Eucharistic minister will be Mike Schenkelberg. Honorary casket bearers will be Larry Schenkelberg, Don Tigges, John Tharnish, John "Sonny" Wernimont, Gene Wiederin, and Pat Wiederin. Casket bearers will be Tim Bohling, Todd Bohling, Pat Sporrer, Art Sporrer, Kevin Lubischer and Kyle Lubischer. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service by Holy Spirit Parish at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.sharpfuneral.com.

William John Bohling was born Jan. 4, 1934, to John and Bernadine (Hausmann) Bohling in Vail, Iowa. He attended school at St. Francis in Maple River. At age 16 his family moved to Carroll, where Bill graduated from Carroll High School in 1952. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from January 1955 to January 1957. During those years he graduated from basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, and was stationed at Okinawa, Japan. After his honorable discharge he worked for IBM as a computer technician at 26 locations in 17 years. On July 11, 1969, he married Joyce Fangman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. To this union three children were born: Jeffrey, Michael and Karla. In 1974 he retired from IBM and moved his family back to Carroll. He worked at the Iowa State Liquor Store until 1980, when he then started working for the U.S. Postal Service in Carroll where he worked until 1997. After retirement Bill worked for The Apothecary delivering medicine for 10 years. Bill enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and coin-collecting. He was known to be a jack of all trades, being able to fix anything. Bill was a member of the Carroll American Legion and Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Bill is survived by his wife Joyce Bohling of Carroll; his children: Jeffrey Bohling and special friend Jennifer Schlosser of Potomac, Md., Michael (Kim) Bohling of Dallas, Texas, and Karla (Doug) Vogel of Ankeny; his grandchildren: Emily Schlosser, Trent Schlosser, Tyler Schlosser, Mackenzie Bohling, T.J. Bohling, Kylie Bohling, Lukas Bohling, and Madison Vogel; siblings: Mary Kay (Joe) Sporrer of Dedham, and Ruth (Pat) Lubischer of Omaha, Neb.., his sisters-in-law: Darlene Mosman of Boone and Charlene Bohling of Richardson, Texas, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Bohling; a niece, Tricia Limbaugh; and a nephew, Joe Sporrer Jr.