American Veteran 09

Richard 'Dick' Bohlen

November 2, 1926 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 93)


Richard "Dick" Bohlen went home to his Savior June 20, 2020.  Dick was born in Tenafly, NJ, on Nov. 2, 1926, the son of Elmer and Hazel (Noble) Bohlen. He attended Tenafly schools and graduated high school in 1944. That November he enlisted in the Naval Air Corp. He served as a radio operator and Tail gunner on Privateer airplanes.

After his service he entered the University of Vermont and received his degree in Civil Engineering. He married Ellen Ringey and they came to St. Johnsbury where he started a business called Truline Surveyors. Dick loved the land and he was never happier than when he was out in the fields, woods, or lakes. He was predeceased by his wife in 1962.

Dick maintained an active role as a land surveyor, engineer up until the age of 90. He was presently married to Nancy Houghton Bohlen and they had maintained a wonderful life together for 57 years.

He is survived by four children. Carol Tremble and husband, Roland, of South Hero, VT; William Bohlen and wife, Patricia, of Ft Collins, CO, Betsy Green and husband, Hermann, of Kennewick, WA; and Robert "Nick" Bohlen and wife, Sharon, of Centennial, CO. He leaves eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Groton, officiated by Pastor Dennis Walton, with military honors, on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM.  Burial will be at the Peacham Cemetery.

Nancy asks, in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dick Bohlen’s name to Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice, 161 Sherman Dr, St Johnsbury, VT 05819 or the Wounded Warrior Project by going to

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


Funeral Service
July 11, 2020

12:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1115 Scott Hwy
Groton, VT 05046


Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
Tel: 1-802-748-9405

marked for 'Hospice'

Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516

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