In Memory of

Amos Bohnenkamp

February 10, 1921 - September 11, 2010
Amos Joseph Bohnenkamp, the son of Frank and Julia (Ricke) Bohnenkamp, was born February 10, 1921, in Carroll, IA. His childhood years were spent in Breda, IA where he attended school and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1939. After high school, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he received a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. Amos served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On October 6, 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. On September 11, 2010, Amos passed away at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, IA, at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernie on December 2, 1995; brothers: Aaron, Edwin, and Myron Bohnenkamp; and one sister Lucy Onken. He is survived by two sons: Tom (Julie) Bohnenkamp of Aurelia, IA and Jim (Carol) Bohnenkamp of West Des Moines, IA; five grandchildren: Tony Bohnenkamp of Des Moines, IA, Kristin (Travis) Busby of Grimes, IA, Matt (Andrea) Bohnenkamp of Bondurant, IA, Tim (Jen) Bohnenkamp of West Des Moines, IA, and Joel Bohnenkamp of Des Moines, IA; two step-grandchildren, Eric (Erin) Sonksen of Johnston, IA, and Emily Sonksen of Cedar Falls, IA; six great-grandchildren: Luke, Kate, Charlie, Lamaya, Nolan, and Braden; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, Iowa.
Father William Schreiber
Tony Bohnenkamp Matthew Bohnenkamp Tim Bohnenkamp Joel Bohnenkamp Travis Busby Eric Sonksen
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
North Lawn Memorial Park Spencer, Iowa


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Friday, September 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Tom, Jim, and families - I was saddened to hear of your father's death. Although I had not seen him in many years, I always remember his kind nature and positive outlook. I know he will be greatly missed, not only by your families, but by all who knew him. ”
- Bruce Townsend
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Tom, Jim, and families..........It is with sadness that I received the news of your Dad's passing. My heart goes out to all of you as you enter this new chapter. Our lives change when both parents pass from earth to heaven. I thought the world of both your Mom and Dad and have a special place in my heart for all of you. We have been in Connecticut for 25 years, having moved here from Denver in 1985. I have recently responded to a 'calling' and have become a fulltime hospice caregiver and pet-therapist, helping families and patients transition gracefully. If your travels ever bring you to the East Coast please give us a call. We guarantee a great cup of coffee or an adult beverage that puts a smile on your face. Love to you all.......Marilyn (Boese) Douglas ”
- Marilyn (Boese) Douglas
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies to you ant the family. Fondly remember your dad behind the pharmacy. He was such a kind man to my mom (Lorraine Anderson) and helped her so many times. God bless!!!”
- Kathy Brees
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Amos Bohnenkamp was a fellow resident of Careage Hills and we will long-remember him.”
- Karn Monson
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Tom, sorry for your loss.”
- John Rose
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“May you find peace and comfort in the precious memories you all share. Your Dad was a wonderful man,I always liked visiting with him. ”
- Cindy Hoppe-Drefke Lifeline Spencer Hospital
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My deepst sympathy to the family. I took care of Amos when he was at Sunset Knoll and sure did miss him when he left. He sure did love to go out on outings. And I will never forget his smile when he was watching the demo derby! And when Tom would come in he would light up and just enjoy his time having coffee and a cookie. Amos will be missed by all who knew and loved him. ”
- Cindy M. Greeley
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Amos filled alot of prescriptions for me when he worked at Bjornstad drug in Spencer. Our prays are with the family.”
- Ron, W. Essick
Monday, September 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Bohnenkamp Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on Amos' passing away. He was a good man. You will be in my prayers. Sincerely,
Margaret (Becker) Molitor”
- Margaret Molitor
Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“REQUIECSANT IN PACE -- May the good Lord bring him the gracious peace of the kingdom.”
- Fr. Armand Bertrand
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