Carlyle Bohrer


Carlyle Bohrer, 79, Mandan, passed away July 23, 2023.  Memorial services will be on Monday, August 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home.  Those not able to attend see below for a link to the livestream of the service.

Family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service.

Carlyle was born in Hazen, ND to Theodore and Adina (Richter) Bohrer on October 3rd, 1943. He grew up in the Hazen area, graduated from Hazen High School, and then graduated from Wahpeton with an electrical degree. He spent his summers on his uncle Wilmar Richter’s farm, and his love of farming was born there.

He married Phyllis Guenthner in 1965, and they started their journey in Bismarck. He worked as a Journeyman electrician in Bismarck and the power plants in the surrounding area. In 1968 they moved to a small hobby farm north of Bismarck, and he worked tirelessly tearing down old houses to salvage any usable lumber to build the shop and barn there. They built a new house in 1976, working nights and weekends.

He always wanted a “real” farm, and he searched for many years until they found and moved to SE Oliver County in 1981, purchasing his dream farm. Again, he and Phyllis worked tirelessly cleaning and building up this property, building a quonset, shop, and another new house in 1996. Carl was a multi-talented man that learned by doing, reading, and asking questions. He was a self-taught carpenter, welder, fabricator, plumber, mason, mechanic, and farmer. He dearly loved all aspects of farm life, never fearing hard work, and embraced the joys and hardships that having a farm and a family brings.

He is survived by his two children, Lisa and Rob Pfennig, and their children Michael (Rosie), and Carly; Robert and Wendy Bohrer, and their children Dalton and Nicole Bohrer, Dawson, and Delaney; and his great grandchild, Addison Bohrer. He is also survived by his brothers, Tim Craig, Bruce (Deb) Craig, his sister Nancy Robinson, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Ed and Bobbi Barnhardt for all of their visits, food and companionship.

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So sorry about Carlyle. I found a scripture I like to share at JW.org, Acts 24:15, “there is going to be a resurrection,” I wish your family the very best for the future.

Robert, Lisa and family’s – our thoughts and prayers are with you – your dad always had a smile for me when I saw him – God’s love and comfort to you all.

Rest in peace brother. You were a great example to your younger brothers and sister. Our mother Dina was always proud of you and she always pointed to you to show us how to live our lives. Thank you for the life lesson. Give Phyliss a hug from us.