Marilyn ‘Molly’ Boehm

September 14, 1926 - January 12, 2020

In loving memory, we celebrate our mother, Marilyn “Molly” Jean Boehm as we bring her back “Home” to rest in peace with our father, Robert, and brother, Pete.

Marilyn J BoehmMolly was born in Bellevue, Iowa, on September 14, 1926, to Samuel Philly McClave, and Louise Katherine Kroack. She lived in Bellevue and Gordons Ferry, Iowa, in her early years and spent her growing years in Mabel, Minnesota. She moved to La Crescent at the age of 17 and graduated from Central High School in La Crosse in 1944.

Shortly after she graduated, and in the midst of WWII, she moved to Washington D.C., to work for the FBI as a fingerprint analyst at the Armory, not too far from the Capitol Building. When she returned to La Crescent, she met her love, Robert Frank Boehm. They were married in the Fall of 1946. They were married for over 72 years and were blessed with three children, Peter, Thomas, and Kristen.

Through the years, Molly worked for the La Crosse Rubber Mills, an editor for the La Crescent newspaper and as administrative secretary for La Crescent High School. She took great pride in serving her community of La Crescent as an “early years” Apple Festival Committee member, High School Building Committee member, American Legion Auxiliary president, circle member for the Church of Crucifixion and key staff member serving La Crescent High School.

Molly was a proud resident of La Crescent for close to 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; son, Peter; sister, Janet; brother, Ken; mother, Louise, and father, Samuel.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Robert Boehm; daughter, Kristen Boehm-Mora; daughters-in-law, Debbie Boehm and Linda Boehm; son-in-law, Ron Mora; nieces, Barbara Przybylski and Jo Humfeld; nephew, Bill Buelow; grandchildren, Jessica (Boehm) Meyer, Robert Boehm and Benjamin Mora, and grand nieces, Amy Haefs and Jennifer Dalsanto.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent. Fr. John L. Evans II will officiate. Private burial will take place in Crucifixion Cemetery. As we celebrate mom’s homecoming, please be free to wear Molly’s favorite colors, blue or pink.