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William G. (Glenn) Bohmer

April 20, 1931 - December 13, 2023

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William G. (Glenn) Bohmer passed away peacefully at his son’s home after a brief illness on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Glenn was born April 20, 1931 to Gladys and William Bohmer in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, OH in 1949. His great love of music led him to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he was accepted and graduated in performance music (trombone). After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Education, he returned to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and received his Master’s degree in music.
After graduation, he taught music at Lakota schools in Ohio. He also taught choral and band in Western Brown Schools in Brown County, Ohio where he retired. After retirement from teaching, he worked in various positions in music retail.
Glenn met the love of his life, Marlys Eichmiller, at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati and married September 22, 1956. He served in the US Army and was accepted into the band as a trombonist from 1954-1956. This allowed him to travel extensively.
His great love of music continued for many years as he was an accomplished trombonist and played in many dance bands in the Cincinnati area and was a member of Cincinnati Bengals band. In his later years, he played in the Anderson Community Band in Anderson Township, Ohio and performed with the Cincinnati choral group, Jubilant Singers. One of his many musical accomplishments was being selected to the prestigious Cincinnati May Festival Chorus which allowed him to travel and perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City. He was told often he had
perfect pitch.
Glenn was a faithful, Christian man and was a long-time (52 years) member of Faith United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, OH. During that time, he taught adult Bible study, served on the church board as Elder and Deacon, and was also president of the congregation. He also was director of music at the church for several years.
In addition to his wife, survivors also include his two sons, Bob (wife Renee) who reside in Houston, TX and David (wife Sandy) who reside in Lafayette, IN. Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren Crystal (Ben) Wallace of Tampa, FL, Michael Bohmer of Houston, TX, Ashley (Ryan) Flynn of Lafayette, IN, and Shelby Bohmer of Cincinnati, OH. Bonus grandchildren include Ashlie Dittfield of Clearwater, FL, and Amy Richardson of Kokomo, IN. Great
grandchildren are Judah and Quinn Wallace and Piper Flynn.
Glenn had many interests and looked at life with child-like wonder and attitude with a great sense of humor. He was very passionate about trains (particularly HO and Lionel) and lighthouses and had quite the collection of both. He enjoyed playing cards (especially Euchre), traveling, and photography. He was an avid reader (mostly mystery novels) and enjoyed completing crossword and word search puzzles. He had a great love for animals, particularly his cat, Tabby. He often said if he wasn’t a musician, he would have been a veterinarian. His favorite season of the year was Christmas and the beauty of all the lights. Living in Cincinnati all of his adult life, he was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds.
Glenn loved life and lived it to the fullest. Of all the things he loved, his wife and family was what he cherished most. They will miss him dearly.
Funeral service will be Monday, December 18, at 2:30 pm at Tippecanoe Funeral Home, Morehouse Road, West Lafayette, IN by the Rev. Dr. TJ Jenney, Ph.D. with burial at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to
Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Cincinnati OH 45230.

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