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Tammy Bohl

Tammy Bohl, age 64, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. 

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Friday, July 9th at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phillip Hofinga officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery alongside her mother, DeNaiz.  Online registry book at www.rustandweilandfuneral.com.  

Tamara Ilene Bohl was born August 16, 1956, in Madison, South Dakota, to Elmer & DeNaiz (Sorheim) Bohl. Tammy was a very special person, and we are grateful for having shared her life. Tammy grew up in Madison, and attended E.C.C.O., where she was provided day services for approximately 20 years until the spring of 1996, when she was moved to Wyoming to live with her father. Until 2005, Tammy would go back and forth between Wyoming with Elmer and his 2nd family, and her two sisters back in South Dakota, every 6 months. While in South Dakota, Tammy would attend LifeScape in Sioux Falls for day services and be taken to a group home for respite care in the afternoons until one of her sisters would pick her up after they left work. When her father passed away in 2005, Tammy continued to live with one or the other of her two sisters, Lisa and Tara, until September of 2016, when her two sisters (and legal guardians) made the painful decision to place her in a group home in Sioux Falls. Tammy would live there for four and a half years, while visiting her sisters’ homes on holidays and weekends, until March of 2021, when Lisa retired and Tammy went to live with Lisa and her husband Perry permanently in Yankton. 

Tammy loved life and people and was generally a happy, carefree spirit. She had an active social life filled with swimming, bowling, visiting the Trent farm, attending different functions such as festivals, fairs and bible study, and going on public outings with her peers; she loved putting puzzles together, going shopping for clothes, and spending time with her family members. 

She is survived by her two sisters, Lisa (Perry) Volden of Yankton, SD and Tara (Barry) Klapperich of Hartford, SD; one brother, Bart Bohl, of Wharton, TX; stepmother, Carol Bohl of Gillette, WY; half-sister, Shaunda Bohl of Gillette, WY; one aunt, Nyla Sorheim of Brandon, SD and several nieces, nephews & cousins. 

She was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Jeff and Bret.      


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