John D. Bohmer, age 40, of Brooten, MN, died Sunday, August 16, 2020. Visitation will be indoors/outdoors from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 26th and resume on Thursday, August 27th from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Brooten Community Church in Brooten. An outdoor memorial service, officiated by Pastor Rick Krasky will follow at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday in the Brooten Community church yard. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair as outdoor seating will not be provided. In addition, pursuant to Gov. Walz's executive order, face masks will be required in the church building and those attending are asked to properly social distance while on church grounds. Private family inurnment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Brooten.
John David Bohmer, son of David Bohmer and Mary Kay (Jacobs) Hagen, was born September 20, 1979 in Willmar, MN. He grew up in Brooten and was baptized and confirmed at St. Donatus Catholic Church. He attended BBE schools and graduated with the class of 1998. The next year, on September 18, 1999, he was united in marriage to Amber Krasky in Lake Florida, MN at Lake Florida Covenant Church. John later went on to further his education at Ridgewater College and at Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
John and Amber first made their home in Elk River, where John opened a tiling business with a childhood friend. He was well known for his craftsmanship and attention to detail/pride in his work that primarily consisted of stone and tile, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodels. He eventually branched off on his own, working as a general contractor and flipping houses with his wife, Amber, who worked in the real estate industry. The two have one daughter, Alix, who was born during their time in Elk River. Six years after Alix’s birth, John, Amber and Alix returned home to Brooten where John built their country home on his own with help only from other skilled friends. John was employed full time at the Bonanza Valley State Bank and continued his contracting work on weekends, while simultaneously managing many rental homes with Amber. This continued for the next decade, until September of 2019, when he resigned his position as Vice President of Bonanza Valley State Bank to pursue self-employment in general home remodeling full-time. Despite his career change, he remained involved at the bank as a member of its Board of Directors.
John loved traveling and touring with his wife, Amber and daughter, Alix. At home he enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and spending time with family and friends.
John is survived by his wife, Amber, and their daughter, Alix; his mother, Mary Kay Hagen, and his father, Dave Bohmer; stepmother, Val Bohmer, and stepfather, Greg Hagen; three sisters, Juli Bohmer (and her children, Connor and Owen Hanzal), Jennifer (Mike) Lehner (and their children, Cash, Myles and Jax), and Zoe (Victor) Ferreira; his grandmother, Genevieve Jacobs; second cousin and “grandfather figure”, John Owen (and Nona) Bohmer; three step-sisters, Lisa Hagen, Kristen Westby, and Alicia Bakken; two step-brothers, Paul Hagen and Robbie Bakken; his wife’s parents, Pastor Richard and Karen Krasky; his wife’s seven siblings, Raven Whitefeather, Danielle Krasky, Andy Krasky, Travis Krasky, Jeremy Denny, Tyler Krasky, Richard Krasky III; his wife’s two nieces, Allison and Brooke Krasky; his wife's grandmother, Eljane Matheson; along with other relatives and many friends.
John was well loved by everyone and was known for his infectious smile, crooked smirk, and twinkle in his eye. His kindness spread far and wide. He had a huge heart and opened his home to anyone who needed a place to live for any amount of time; he provided work to anyone who needed work; and was there to help any friend or family who needed help. John was by nature a pleasant guy and made time for conversation with everyone he encountered. His love for people spread far and wide and he will be missed by all who knew him.
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