James Robert Bohnenkamp
James Robert Bohnenkamp
  • April 14, 1952 - June 4, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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James Robert Bohnenkamp, 65, of Columbia, MO passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home, after an on-going illness.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 9:30 AM, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 AM at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO.

Jim was born on April 14, 1952 in Chillicothe, MO to loving parents Bob and Peggy (Murphy) Bohnenkamp and was the oldest of eight children.

Jim is survived by his mother, Peggy, of Columbia, MO; his daughter Summer Rae, of Tampa, FL; son Stephen, of Maui, HI; three brothers: David (Lily) of Iowa City, IA, John (Gwen) of Bullhead, AZ, and Paul (Carrie) of Broomfield, CO; and two sisters: Beth (Mike) Kopp of Leawood, KS, and Amy (Mike) Kultgen of Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Bob); brothers Michael and Daniel; his maternal grandparents, Fern and Gerald Murphy; and fraternal grandparents, Evelyn and Harry Bohnenkamp.

Jim was a 1970 graduate of Columbia Hickman High, studied at Columbia College and received an associate’s degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Missouri. He was employed in management of Auto Sales and Leasing in Dallas, TX, for over 20 years.

Jim was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and had an affection for the bass guitar. He was an accomplished musician and played in both local and national bands through the years. Jim’s friends could always count on his upbeat demeanor and outlook on life, along with being known for his amazing sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202.