MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pardons has granted its first full pardon in more than three decades, to a woman who used a fake name and false documents to get a job in order to cover food and housing costs for her family. Maria Elizondo was convicted in 2012 of wrongfully obtaining assistance and identify theft. She was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation and ordered to pay back $24,758 to the state. The mother of seven took a job at a turkey farm in Ada, Minnesota, in 2006 under the pseudonym Natalia Rubio. Her son, Jorge Elizondo, says his mother never meant to be malicious but “did what she had to do” to feed her family.
Roy Frank Bohman, age 77, of Napoleon, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg, Indiana. He was born August 12, 1941 in Batesville, the second son of Harry and Marie (Young) Bohman. Roy graduated from New Point High School in 1960 and then served two years in the US Army, including a tour to Korea.Roy is survived by three children, Joann (Jose) Dominguez of Pasadena, Texas, Albert Bohman and Anna Teckela (David Garza) Bohman of Clear Lake, Texas. He also leaves behind three grandsons, three granddaughters, two great grand grandsons and four great granddaughters. In addition, he survived by four brothers, Arthur (Roberta) Carl (Lois) George (Jane), and David (Rita) as well as one sister-in-law, Agnes Bohman and several nieces and nephews.Preceding Roy in death were his parents, older brother, Paul, and three children, Denise Marie, Lester Gene, and Renee Joan.Roy was a member of the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon and the Greensburg American Legion Post 129.Family and friends will gather at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home for a prayer service. Visitation will follow until 5:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the St. Catherine of Siena St. John’s Catholic Church in Enochsburg with Rev. John Geis officiating.Interment with full military services will be held in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Premier Hospice or to the American Legion Post # 129.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com