Cover photo for Joseph Paul Bohner's Obituary
Joseph Paul Bohner Profile Photo
1943 Joseph 2022

Joseph Paul Bohner

December 3, 1943 — December 3, 2022

Joseph Paul Bohner age 79, died Saturday, December 3, 2022, on his birthday, unexpectantly in his Holgate home.

His Legacy… Joe was born in Wauseon on December 3, 1943 to Carl Vernon and Rilla Aletzia (Wolff) Bohner.  He graduated from Montpelier High School.  He was a machinist at Mohawk Tools, Inc. Montpelier but retired from Leader Engineering, Napoleon in 2008.   He was a Captain of the Montpelier Reserve Police. Joe married Shirley Mae (Rosendaul) Birchmeier in 1994 in Montpelier.  Joe was a member of 1st Baptist Church with a big singing voice, where he was a Sunday school teacher.  He was a member of the Holgate Lions Club, the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge Deshler #0520 and Montpelier #547 and past Master , Order of Eastern Star Deshler #68, Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Bryan #101 a past Master and High Priest, Royal Arch Chapter and Northwest Chapter, Bryan #45.  Joe had a passion for music from the time he was a youngster.

His Family… Joe is survived by his loving wife Shirley; children: Joseph R. (Debra) Bohner, Montpelier, Leslie V. (Carolyn) Bohner, Montpelier, Christopher Bohner, Edgerton, Monika (Jerry) Tallman, Berlin Heights, OH, Wendy R. (Bill) Julien, Wesley Chapel, FL, Michalle Schomaeker, Defiance, Bridgette (Frank) Bartoe, Defiance, Heather (Jesse Sims) Custer, Montpelier; 25 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one niece; one nephew and a brother, Daniel L. (Brenda) Bohner, Montpelier.  Joe was preceded in death by his son Allan Birchmeier and 3 grandchildren.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the 1st Baptist Church, Holgate on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 10:00 am until the celebration of Joe’s life at 1:30 pm with Pastor Irl Grundy and Pastor Charles Alley officiating. Burial and a Masonic service will be in Riverside Cemetery, Montpelier on Thursday at 11:00 am.  The Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate were entrusted with Joe’s services.

Contributions in Joe’s memory can be made to Gideons International or 1st Baptist Church.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Paul Bohner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church, Holgate

448 South Keyser Street, Holgate, OH 43527

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church, Holgate

448 South Keyser Street, Holgate, OH 43527

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Masonic Service

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Committal

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree