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William Bomesberger

Tolstoy, SD

1934, 1793, Pine Creek, S-1

William Bomesberger, 90, Bowdle, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at the Bowdle Hospital. William Bomesberger, son of Rosina (Metzger) and William Bomesberger, was born June 30, 1914, at Loyalton and from there he moved to Roscoe with his family where he lived until his father died in 1918. His mother remarried and they moved to a farm southeast of Bowdle in Cloyd Valley Township. This is where Bill was brought up and attended rural school. Following his formal education, he was employed in a Civilian Conservation Corps camp near Keystone for 18 months, returning to the farm in 1935. He married Ellen Martz at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Bowdle on Nov. 13, 1938. They settled on a farm that they purchased northwest of Onaka in Madison township. They moved to Bowdle in 1984. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Bowdle and the Bowdle Senior Citizens. He also was the Madison Township treasurer and served on the Madison Township School Board. William loved the farm and showed interest in the cattle until the day he died.

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