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Michael B. Bohringer (1949 - 2012)

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Michael B. Bohringer

Michael Benjamin Bohringer, 63, of Rudolph, WI, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Community Living Center Hospice in Wm. S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, Madison, WI.

He was born in Lancaster, Wisconsin on May 18, 1949 to the late Grant and Florine (King) Bohringer.

Michael served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1972, serving two tours in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and a Purple Heart. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 115.

He married Barbara Wolden in Lancaster in 1995. They started a craft business, attending craft shows throughout Wisconsin, and selling woodcrafts through their website for over 15 years. Their business, Sundance Designs, was named after Michael's loyal canine companion.

Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara, Rudolph; foster mother, Gloria Jones, Platteville, WI; Stepchildren, Brian (Kathy) Wolden, Nekoosa, Amy (Shane) Scheel, Wisconsin Rapids; and four grandchildren, Kayla Wolden, Jace Wolden, Elijah Scheel and Landon Scheel; a sister, Rachel Bohringer, Broken Arrow, OK; brothers, Sammy Bohringer, Oconomowoc, WI, and Joel Bohringer, Germantown, WI.

He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Abigail, Dinah, Ruthie, Shoshanah, and a brother, David.

A Celebration of his life will take place 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14 at Boston Funeral Home, with his sister officiating, the Rev. Rachel Bohringer. Full military honors will follow the service. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Central Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in King, Wisconsin.

His family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Hospice staff of the VA Hospital in Madison for the loving care and concern Michael was given.

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Published in Stevens Point Journal on Sept. 11, 2012
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