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Romona Bohlin

May 13, 1914-March 17, 2008

Romona I. Bohlin, 93, of Mayville, N.D., died Monday, March 17, 2008, at the Union Hospital in Mayville.

Romona Ingrid Bohlin was born on May 13, 1914 in St. Paul, and raised by Gustav and Christina Bohlin in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1932. Later, she attended the Teachers Training School in Detroit Lakes and taught three years in Becker County rural schools. Romona returned to Moorhead State Teachers College (now Minnesota State University Moorhead) for further studies and graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree in both history and English. Romona taught history and English in Wadena and also in Litchfield, Minn. Romona later moved to Mayville and taught history and English in the Mayville school district for 24 years.

Romona was a lover of history. She collected historical and written documents from the United States and from European countries in her extensive travels. Many former students praised her ability to teach. One young man wrote her and said of her teaching ability, "She made history come alive for me."

Romona retired from teaching in 1980. She had been in quite good health since her retirement. She moved into the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville in May 2001.

Survivors include her niece, Wilma Jordan (Albert) Wagner of Detroit Lakes; her good friend, Schela (Larry) Gander of Portland, N.D.; one great niece and two nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Hannah Bohlin Jordan and Esther Bohlin Patterson.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 and continuing for one hour prior to Thursday's funeral service, all at Baker Funeral Home in Mayville, N.D.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville, with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home in Mayville, N.D. An online guest book is available at