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Amos Bohnenkamp

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Amos Bohnenkamp
Amos Bohnenkamp, age 89, of Aurelia and formerly of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer with Father William Schreiber officiating.

Burial was at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Visitation began one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Amos Joseph Bohnenkamp, the son of Frank and Julia (Ricke) Bohnenkamp, was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Carroll. His childhood years were spent in Breda, where he attended school and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1939. After high school, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. where he received a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. Amos served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

On Oct. 1945, Amos was united in marriage to Martha "Bernie" Bernadette Rauch. Following their marriage they moved to Spencer. Amos worked for Bjornstad Drug Store from 1945-1973. He then worked as a State of Iowa Pharmacy Inspector from 1972-1974, and then worked for White Drug for the next thirteen years until his retirement.

Amos was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer and the Knights of Columbus. He had a strong faith in God and enjoyed playing golf. More than anything, Amos loved being around his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernie on Dec. 2, 1995; brothers: Aaron, Edwin, and Myron Bohnenkamp; and one sister Lucy Onken.

He is survived by two sons: Tom (Julie) Bohnenkamp of Aurelia, and Jim (Carol) Bohnenkamp of West Des Moines; five grandchildren: Tony Bohnenkamp of Des Moines, Kristin (Travis) Busby of Grimes, Matt (Andrea) Bohnenkamp of Bondurant, Tim (Jen) Bohnenkamp of West Des Moines, and Joel Bohnenkamp of Des Moines; two step-grandchildren, Eric (Erin) Sonksen of Johnston, and Emily Sonksen of Cedar Falls; six great-grandchildren: Luke, Kate, Charlie, Lamaya, Nolan, and Braden; as well as other relatives and friends.