Betty Bohling of Sacramento California went to join her husband in Heaven on September 15, 2013. Honoring her wishes a graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine Iowa on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. As per her wishes there will be no visitation.
Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to Mercy Hospice of Sacramento or Grandview Community Bible Church of which Betty was a member. Betty was an active member of the National Rifle Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association and the “I” Club. Betty was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Betty was born February 1st, 1936 near Oakville Iowa to Ray and Alice Miller Schrader. On August 29, 1953 she united in marriage to James Bohling in Grandview Iowa. Jim preceded her in death on October 2, 1981
She traveled with her husband in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years. She was very active in the Air Force Base activities, holding various offices in a number of Clubs for the U.S. Air Force wives. Betty did a lot of volunteer work on the bases of which they were stationed and in the communities in which they lived. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Air Force she worked alongside her husband on farms they purchased while still on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. When Jim left her to be with the Lord, Betty moved back to Iowa to be near their families. She enjoyed both families so much and felt very blessed to have them.
Survivors include a son Jack Bohling and his wife Nel of Rancho Cordova, Ca, a daughter Becky Bohling of Davenport Iowa. Seven grandchildren, Lark and her husband Chris of Citrus Heights, Ca, Amanda Dahms and Wesley of Rock Island Illinois. Jim Dahms and his wife Amanda of Davenport Iowa and Jack Beavers of Davenport Iowa. One great granddaughter Chloe Hall of Citrus Heights, Ca. Brother Larry Schrader of Mediapolis, special sister in law Mary Schrader of Marshalltown, Iowa. Also surviving are Linnie Bohling, Connie Bohling and Cal Bohling of Muscatine, Lena Schrader of Columbus Junction, her wonderful friend Margaret Weber, cousin of her husband, and special friend Juanita Bridges of Muscatine. Special nieces Jan Birkhofer, Connie Clark and Diane Tachera and a special nephew Steven Schrader and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her grandson Matt Bohling, two special brothers Max Schrader and Jack Schrader, brother Kenneth (Bud) Schrader, a sister Joyce Suesens, Special in Laws Donna Schrader, Alice Peters and Mary Anna Wilson. In Laws Helen Bohling, Bob Bohling, John Bohling, Ines Cross, Frances Pelton, her mother and father in law and Donald Rex Bohling.