Biography Milda Ottilie (Karnath) Bohn, 87, of Harrisville, was born to eternal life on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Milda was born on June 23, 1923, to Otto and Ottilie (Hell) Karnath, in Newton Township, Wisconsin. Being an only child and raised on the farm, she knew what it took to harvest fruit from the field as she worked beside her father in the fields and her mother in the house.
She was united in marriage to William Bohn II and as four sons were born to them, Milda applied what she learned from her father and mother to a different good earth-her family. With her faith in God and the strength of her hands, Milda’s focus was centered on her family. Her joys from the fruit of the good earth ranged from watching her boys becoming men, fishing with her husband, going for rides on a motorcycle, to seeing the great Smokey Mountains firsthand. Milda’s interest and focus on her family continued until she was called to a new earth by her Lord Jesus Christ. Even from there, we feel sure she is keeping an eye on her family.
Milda is survived by her sons, Gary (Lois) Bohn, Dennis (Joan) Bohn and Rodney (Lisa) Bohn; her grandchildren, Quentin (Jennifer) Bohn, Rachel (Jim) Schinkowitch and Ruth (Mike) Petersen and one great grandson, Ashton Petersen. Included in her good earth are Dennis’ stepchildren, Katie (Jay) Hodkiewicz, Susie (Jeff) Boehm, Sean (Amy) Ingram, Jack (Shawn) Ingram and Gail Hinton, whom she loved and also took interest in until the good Lord called her home. She is also survived by many step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Milda was preceded in death by her husband, William Bohn II and her eldest son, William Bohn III.
A memorial service for Milda will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Harrisville with Rev. Blaine Niskanen officiating. Inurnment will be in Harrisville Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Memorials are appreciated to St. John Lutheran Church, Harrisville or Budda Box Fight Against Cancer of Marquette County.