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Johnita Bohmfalk
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 9, 2013

Johnita Pearl Schuessler was born on March 4, 1916, in Austin. Her parents were Ida and John Schuessler.

Johnita attended Castell school and graduated from Mason High School in 1933. She was a proud Mason Puncher. Johnita also attended Blinn College, Southwestern University, and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1938, with a Bachelor of Arts in German.

In 1937 she married the love of her life, Milton Bohmfalk. Milton was a Methodist pastor and she was a wonderful minister’s wife and perfect hostess. Johnita and Milton enjoyed the blessing of marriage for sixty one years. Together, they served churches in Dallas, Mertzon, Junction, Crystal City, Mission, Austin, Beeville, Uvalde, Del Rio, El Campo, Corpus Christi, Yorktown, Castell, Hilda, Art, and Fredonia.

Johnita was involved with many groups, including the United Methodist Women, AAUW Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the Texas Republic. In 1978. Johnita was named Texas Mother of the Year.

Johnita wrote a book, “John Adam and Eva Schuessler: Pioneers in Texas.”

Johnita is survived by her daughter Joan, and husband Jim Ullrich of Conroe, son Robert of Seguin, and four grandchildren, John Ullrich and wife Roni Sue of Denton, Jeff Ullrich and wife Sara of Conroe, Joe Ullrich of Lubbock, and Joy Speer and husband James of Austin. Johnita has six great-grandchildren, Sam, Joann, Reeve, J.R., Ella and Emery. Also surviving are sister-in-law Marjorie Bohmfalk Hardy and 15 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Ullrich, Jeff Ullrich, Joe Ullrich, Ginger Schuessler, John W. Schuessler and Wade Schuessler.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Mason. Four Methodist pastors participated in the service, Cliff Krcha, Wade Powell, Beth Schuessler and Monte Marshall. Interment was in the Castell Methodist Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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