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.