ST. PAUL -- Barbara Jean Bossus Bohrer, 65, St. Paul, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in St. Paul.
She was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Brainerd. She received a bachelor's degree in dietetics at the College of St. Catherine, a master's degree in pastoral studies at the University of St. Thomas and a certification in spiritual direction from the Cenacle Retreat Center. She was involved in Crow Wing County 4-H. She was Minnesota's Princess Kay of the Milky Way in 1957-1958. She was a member of Junior League, JC Wives, Cursillo, RCIA, National Association of Catholic Chaplains and Association of Professional Chaplains. She was a host family for teen mothers, international students and professional social workers. She worked as a homemaker. She was the coordinator of Lay Spiritual Formation at St. Paul Seminary and a chaplain at various hospitals and organizations. She trained spiritual directors at Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality and was a spiritual director.
Survivors include her husband, Edward John; her mother, Florence Tollefson Bossus Happke; a son, Steve; four daughters, Therese, Jacqueline Bossus, Amy and Barbara; an adopted son, Jocival; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Happke, Alvin Happke and David Happke; and four sisters, Sylvia Krushek, Renee Litke, Marle Flicker and Bea Gau.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of IHM in St. Paul. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of St. Mathias in St. Mathias. Memorials are preferred to Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality at St. Luke's, IHM Parishes, College of St. Catherine and Health East Hospice.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Church of IHM in St. Paul.
Arrangements are with O'Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home in St. Paul.
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