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James Wilson Bohyer
  • Gracepoint Baptist Church
    26268 W. Chicago Rd.
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • VFW Post #1355 Honor Guard
    264 W. Fawn River Rd.
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“I am so sorry Mary. I was not able to attend but do pray for you continually and will in the days and years ahead. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: John. Mike Fayette - Sturgis, MI

“My condolences to you Mary and to all of Jimmy's family. Jimmy was a very nice guy and would help anybody when they needed it. He always had a joke...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Stephen Kozaczewski - Sequim, WA

“Met Jim in July of 1959. Have been part of his family since then. He will be missed by all. RIP Jim. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Darlene Gest - Sturgis, MI

“Heaven gained one of the greatest men I've ever known the night you took your wings and flew higher then you could imagine. I can only imagine how...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie Bohyer Allen - Sturgis, MI

“Dear Mary and Family, I was very saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing last week. I'll never forget the first time I met him in 1971 when he had...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Humphries - Sturgis, MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


James Wilson Bohyer age 74 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning January 26, 2017 at his home.
He was born May 5, 1942 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Ralph and Maria (Guerrero) Bohyer.
Jimmy resided in Sturgis for most of his life with the exception of the time he lived in California where he worked as a currier.
Jimmy was a talented electrician by trade and had been employed by Humphrey Electric.
He was a past member of the Eagles Lodge #1314 and enjoyed fishing, hunting, turtle trapping, gardening, shooting pool and working in his yard. Jimmy loved reading especially nonfiction material and writing poetry.
He is survived by his companion and soulmate: Mary Deal; one daughter: Misty Wisler Youngson of Williamsburg; one son: Cody (Carrie) Bohyer of Sturgis adopted son: Christopher Pontius of Sturgis; nine grandchildren; one brother: Rodney (Rose) Bohyer of Colon and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Betty Blair and Anita Clark.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of James W. Bohyer will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Gracepoint Baptist Church, 26268 W. Chicago Rd. in Sturgis. The Rev. Gregory Long will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Bohyer's memory consider VFW Post #1355, 264 E. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the Gracepoint Baptist Church, 26268 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.