Harold Bohrofen Obituary

Harold  Bohrofen
Harold Bohrofen

October 26, 1914 - October 11, 2007
Born in Rural Grimes, IA
Resided in Grimes, IA
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Harold Bohrofen, 92, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes with burial to follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery.

Harold was born to Peter and Edith (Bauman) Bohrofen on October 26, 1914 in rural Grimes and graduated from Grimes High School in 1932. He married Elsie Anna Greif on June 6, 1935 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes and they enjoyed 72 years together. They farmed and raised livestock on what is now the Bohrofen Century Farm. In addition to farming Harold became an Oliver/White implement dealer in Grimes in the mid 1950’s.

Harold was a charter member of the Grimes Lions Club and an active member of the community, serving on the Grimes City Council, Grimes School Board and St. Peter Church Council. He enjoyed R.V. travel, wood carving, hunting, fishing and spending time at their winter home in Texas and their home on Lake Panorama.

Harold is survived by his wife Elsie, daughters, Joann Noble of Grimes and Janice (Bob) Bashara of Omaha; seven grandchildren, Rochelle Noble, Greg (Collette) Noble, Suzanne Hardy, Steven (Lisa) Noble, Stacey (Ranald) Stearns, Peter (Andrea) Bashara and Matthew Bashara; and 10 great grandchildren, B.J., Nick, Brian, Alex, Andrew, Hunter, Alexander, Victoria, Ella and Ava; and sister Darlene (Ray) Urfer of Grimes. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Kenneth Bohrofen and Florence Briggs and his son-in-law Daryl Noble.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes or Mercy Hospice in Johnston.


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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Sunday, October 14, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church
1001 South James Street, P.O. Box 95
Grimes, IA US 50111
Monday, October 15, 2007
10:30 AM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
SE Jacob Street and SE 6th Street
Grimes, IA US 50111
Monday, October 15, 2007


St. Peter Lutheran Church
1001 S. James Street, P.O. Box 95
Grimes, IA 50111
Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131