Martha A. Bohren

Feb. 5, 1914 - May 29, 2011

Martha A. Bohren, of Dousman, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Masonic Center for Health and Rehab in Dousman at the age of 97. She was born in Elcho on Feb. 5, 1914, the daughter of Gustav and Wilhemina (nee Wagner) Anderson.

On Nov. 11, 1944, she married Oscar Bohren in Appleton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2005. During her sonís childhood she enjoyed being active with Cub Scout Pack #53, and the PTA at the 38th Street School. Martha worked for many years as a sales clerk in womenís hosiery for Marshall Fields retiring in 1979. She was a civil defense volunteer and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1, where she had 39 years of continuous service.

She will be sadly missed by her son, the Honorable Michael (Mary) Bohren of the Town of Delafield; her two granddaughters: Juliana Bohren of Waukesha and Katherine (Jeremy Smith) Bohren of Portland, Ore.; nieces and nephews: Sandra Lipscomb, Terry Jorstad, Darrel Aldrich, and Paul and Pat Haskee. She is further survived by her sister-in-law Alice (Keith) Moderson along with other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Oscar and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Fred, William, Eric, Adolph, Leonard; and her sisters: Augusta Bessert, Emma Mitchell, Eleanor Aldrich, and Rosanna Wagner.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Pastor Bill Petterson will preside. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Please meet at the cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services, 547-4035, or go to, for directions or to leave the family an on-line tribute.