When we started our group, our classmate, William Bohl wrote that he was living at 112 Paseo Penasco St in Los Alamos, NM 87544-2422. Bill wrote that his father Raymond H. was deceased and that his mother, Wilma was still living. His sister, Mary Ellen Bohl Riordan was living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Bill was our classmate at Madison Lutheran in grades 7 and 8, was confirmed at Immanuel and after graduating from Madison Lutheran, graduated from Madison West and then earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at UW-Madison. (The picture included is from a UW Badger annual). He retired in 1999 at the age of 55 from the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His work included modeling severe accidents in various proposed plutonium breeder reactors until 1989. Some other projects included a computer simulation of the consequences of chemically enhanced steam explosions in a tritium-production reactor, modeling retention and transport of flammable gases in Hanford waste tank sludge, determination of fire propagation risks for a plutonium facility, calculation of how temperatures rise following long-term loss of cooling for Russian (and US) plutonium storage facilities, and so forth. He reported that he has no family and that he enjoys traveling, golf, and hiking in the surrounding forest as health allows (both his and that of the forest after the May 2000 fire).
The Social Security Death Index lists
WILLIAM R BOHL
born 03 Jul 1944
died 02 Aug 2007
87544 (Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM)
social security issued in Wisconsin
The Newsletter Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 24, 2007 (http://www.lanl.gov/news/newsletter/092407.pdf) supplies the following details: