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Norman Bohlen


Norman B. Bohlen was born October 22, 1939 in Hilliard, Ohio to the late Eugene and Ada (Sparks) Bohlen. He was a member of Concord Liberty Baptist Church and also attended Johnstown United Methodist Church.
He was a farmer first and foremost, but he also worked at other jobs through the years including Select Sires, Minneapolis Moline, Rockwell, and Zips Lock Shop before finally

Retiring from the City of Hilliard where he was a maintenance worker. He was a member of the Muzzle Loading Club and frequented the Gospel House (David’s Shop)

Where everything said was the gospel truth. He enjoyed fishing with his buddy Ernie, Gardening, and of course farming.
He passed away peacefully at home on September 27th, 2017 at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with Cancer
.  He was proceeded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jackie (Williams)

Bohlen; and his brothers-in-law:  Richard Craven, Bobby Walters, and Joe Juvenal 

  He is survived by his wife, Janet (Bigler) Bohlen, as well as three sisters- Doris Walters of Columbus OH, Francis Craven of West Jefferson OH, and Mary Ann Schart of Downers Grove IL; 

His Children, Tim (Kim) Bohlen of Grove City OH,  Melissa (Michael) Young of Columbus, Brian (Kari) Mercier of Londonderry OH, Melinda (Yasuji) Andrews of
Westerville OH. and his Grandchildren, Kendall Bohlen; Sean Mercier; Austin and Mary Young, Cody (Sasha) Keeling; Kangi and Mitsu Andrews; Margaux Mercier; Katilyn, Isaiah, and Kael Mercier;

Great-grandchildren Alex, Luke and Rowan Keeling;  Four brothers in-law –  David (Kathy) Bigler, Cliff (Carol) Bigler, Stub (Pam) Bigler, Mike (Karen) Juvenal; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 5pm at the Johnstown United Methodist Church located at 159 S. Main Street. 
Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society is in charge of cremation services.
In lieu of flowers please send a memorial contribution to one of the following: the American Cancer Society;

Concord Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 451 Johnstown OH 43031; or Johnstown United Methodist church, 159 S. Main Street, Johnstown OH 43031.

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  • John Hall says:

    I’m sure sorry to hear the loss of my good friend Norm, and peace and comfort to the family.
    Norm, worked for me at the City Of Hilliard until he retired.
    I can remember sending him out to mow that was one of his last jobs he worked on here at The City Of Hilliard.
    He use to drive the Tractor down and take care of the Pond right a way off I-270, here on the west side of Columbus I would always tell him, hey buddy put your fishing pole in the side of the Mower and throw a line in while your taking your break he would always smile at me.
    Norm took my dog for me because I was not able to take him with me when I moved and he ended up giving him to his ken folk to raise. His Name was Flash a very loving dog.
    That’s how Norm was, he was always very giving to me ,no mater what I would ask to do it was taken care of.
    Blessings my friend.

  • Tami Cheek says:

    Norm was a very sweet and kind man with a great personality. I’m so sorry that he is no longer with us. God Bless!

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