Milton Hilber Bohart
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June 3, 1931 – March 30, 2021
Milton Hilber Bohart, 89, of Shoreline WA, passed away peacefully in his childhood home on Wenatchee Heights surrounded by his family on March 30, 2021 due to a brief illness.
Milt was born June 3, 1931 to Millie and Hilber Bohart in Wenatchee. Life on the family farm instilled in him the value of hard work, determination, resourcefulness, and commitment to family.
From his early education in a one room schoolhouse to the halls of the University of Washington, Milt knew he wanted to be a mechanical engineer. He had a long and successful career designing hydraulic cylinders used in mining, logging, tunnel boring, and construction. He took great pride in his own engineering company from which he, frankly, never retired.
During Milt’s education years, he was a very accomplished football player. He was inducted into the Wenatchee High School Hall of Fame, the University of Washington Hall of Fame, received the Look All American and Guy Flaherty awards. Later, he truly enjoyed supporting his Purple and Gold (Go Dawgs!) at Husky Stadium.
A beautiful girl, Ann Henry, caught his eye when she purposely dropped her books in front of Milt so she could meet him on the UW campus. Thus, started a wonderful story of love for over 60 years. Together they enjoyed traveling and fly fishing with family and friends to destinations near and far. Milt’s membership at the University Club, Seattle Golf Club, and Sigma Chi Fraternity kept him close to many special friends.
After college Milt graduated from Air Force Pilot School. He flew many North European and Arctic route missions in C-118/DC6 aircraft. He received his honorable discharge from the Air Force after 3.5 years of service.
Milt is survived by his children and their spouses, Corbin Bohart of Cashmere WA, Langdon Bohart (Penny) of Everett WA, and Kelly Riedinger (Ross) of Wenatchee WA. His grandchildren Kurt Riedinger (Erin and great granddaughter Lucy) of Laguna Nigel CA, Eric Riedinger of Wenatchee WA, Savannah Bohart of Mill Creek WA, and Mitchell Bohart of Everett WA.
Milt’s family is most appreciative of the caring, compassionate, and professional team of Confluence Health Hospice during our time of need.
At Milt’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WHS’s Milt Bohart Football Determination Award and Scholarship at Wenatchee High School 1101 Millerdale Avenue Wenatchee WA 98801.