Henry L. “Sonny” Bohman, age 78 of Enochsburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his residence. Born February 25, 1938 in Batesville, he is the son of Otilla (Nee: Messingschlager) and Lawrence Bohman. He married Darlene Feller July 2, 1966 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary next month. Sonny worked as a shipping clerk and assistant foreman 38 years at Batesville Casket Company before retiring in 2001 and was a lifelong farmer.
Sonny spent his entire life on the family farm he dearly loved. His family teased that he was very particular about how he did things around the farm and would let you know if you weren’t doing it right. He was also an avid card player. Canasta and 500 were his favorite games in addition to playing a little solo. Sonny was serious about playing cards and idle chatter wasn’t necessary. Other interests included fishing, squirrel hunting, following the Colts, Gardening and riding his four wheeler through the woods. After retiring from Batesville Casket Sonny took up woodworking and according to the family, if you’re in need of a bird house, you may want to talk to them. He and Darlene enjoyed traveling out west over the years as well as taking several trips to Branson, Missouri. His grandchildren, though, were his pride and joy. He delighted in attending all of their activities and sporting events.
Sonny is survived by his wife Darlene; daughter Sharon Miller of Batesville; son and daughter-in-law Jeff & Teresa Bohman of Batesville and grandchildren Elizabeth and Matthew Miller and Brad and Katie Bohman. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is Sunday, June 12th, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, June 13th at St. Catherine’s of Sienna at Enochsburg with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or St. Catherine’s of Sienna Building Fund.