Merlin H. Bohl

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Bohl, Merlin H.
Merlin H. Bohl passed away on July 13, 2014 at the age of 92. Merlin was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on May 8, 1922 and is survived by four children, Terry Bohl, Patty Lujan, Mark Bohl and Debbie Harleman and by six grandchildren, Christy Britt, Jessica Bohl, Ryan Bohl, Matt Bohl, Corinne Kerans, Aaron Like and one great grandson, Nolan Like. Letha Bohl, his wife of 54 years passed away in 1997 at the age of 75. Merlin's granddaughter, Stephanie Britt, passed away in 2005 at the age of 27. Merlin was born and grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was raised on a dairy farm by his parents Fred and Alma Bohl. Merlin had two older sisters Arlene Bohl and Arnita Seidel, who have both predeceased him. Merlin joined the United States Air Force in 1943 and was a pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. He flew C. He landed for a short stop over in Nagasaki, Japan in late August 1945. After military service, Merlin attended and graduated from Lawrence College, now Lawrence University in Wisconsin. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1952 with his wife and three children, where his youngest daughter Debbie was born. Merlin moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1954 where he worked for the Burroughs Corporation. In 1957, Merlin bought a patio and awning businesses called Aluminum Artcraft Company, which later evolved into commercial construction companies known as the Artcraft Companies. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at the Lujan residence in Scottsdale on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to attend, please contact a family member.

Published in The Arizona Republic from July 31 to Aug. 3, 2014
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