830 South Colfax Street
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-2022
Fax: 402-372-2033
Louis Bohaboj

Louis J. Bohaboj

Thursday, July 12th, 1928 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Louis J. Bohaboj age 92 of rural West Point, NE will be on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. Masks are strongly recommended for both the service and visitation, with socially distanced seating by households. Interment with Military Honors will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church, with masks strongly recommended. A vigil service will be held on Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the church. The funeral service will be live streamed on Tuesday at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is assisting with the arrangements. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the family for future designation in Louie’s name.

Louie passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, NE.

Louis Joseph Bohaboj was born July 12, 1928 in rural Cuming County, NE to Alois and Bessie (Kresl) Bohaboj. He attended Cuming County Rural School Districts #37 and #41, St. Wenceslaus Catholic School and graduated from Dodge High School in 1946. He helped on the family farm.

Louie was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served in the 8th Army in the Medical Corp from April of 1951 until he was discharged in March of 1953. He did his basic training at Fr. Leonardwood, MO. He served at a prison camp in Korea. After being honorably discharged, he returned to the family farm.

On December 28, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Maresh at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. Louie farmed and raised cattle in Cuming County until retiring from farming in 1995. He continued to raise cattle and help on the farm after his retirement. He was known by some local farmers as “Iron Man”.

Louie was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, American Legion Post #122, where he served as Commander in 1978, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8597, served on the Farmers Coop Board, Dodge School Bus Board. He was proud to attend the Korean Honor Flight, it meant a lot to him when he was seen with his Korean War Hat and was thanked for his service to his country.

Louie was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing any type of cards, assembling puzzles and watching Husker sports.

Survivors include his children and their families-
Son-James and Deborah Bohaboj of Blair, NE and family- Jeremy (Joey) Bohaboj and children-Ayden & Ava, Christopher (Tara) Bohaboj and children-Lakyn, Brecken, & Axton, Patricia (Jared) Lierman and son-Rhett
Daughter-Victoria French of Kansas City, MO and family- Laura French (Jason Henke) and children-Harper & Henry, Sarah (Robert) Cornett
Daughter-Barbara and Allen Krabbenhoft of Omaha, NE and daughter-Lisa Krabbenhoft
Daughter-Theresa and Bernie Hegemann of Howells, NE and family-Jason (Abby) Hegemann and children-Gavin, Levi, & Will, Brent (Ellen) Hegemann and son-Charles, Julie Hegemann and fiancé Garth Forbes
Son-Jerome and Barb Bohaboj of Sioux Falls, SD and family-Jamie Bohaboj, Carter Bohaboj, Nicole (Dan) Bowen and children-Rowdy, McCoy, & Nash, Kyle (Christy) Mogck and children-Tynlee, Wyatt, & Willow

Louis was preceded in death by his parents-Alois and Bessie Bohaboj, wife-Mary Ann Bohaboj, a brother in infancy-Joseph Steven Bohaboj, a sister in infancy-Anna Marie Bohaboj, a brother-Joseph B. Bohaboj, and a son-in-law-James French.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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    Notes
    There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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    Notes
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Dodge, Nebraska
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I still cherish the memories of Christmas at Great Grandma's house and seeing you all there. Belinda and I will not be able to make the services, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm sure your Dad is happy to be with your Mom in Heaven.

Dan & Belinda Heimann
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