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Derrick E. Bohn
Date of Death: May, 22 2018

          Derrick E. Bohn, 49, Gladstone, went home to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday May 22, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1968 in Shawnee, KS, the son of Vicky (Hall) and the late Larry Bohn. On August 25, 1990 he married the love of his life, the former Wendy Orrick in Owasso, OK.
          Derrick felt his calling and knew he wanted to preach the word of the Lord at the age of 15. He later won a preaching contest at the age of 18, and from that was awarded a scholarship to college where he studied theology earning his Doctorate degree down the line. He then preached at different churches for over 25 years. Derrick was also proud to be an Eagle Scout. He always had an entrepreneurial spirit about himself which led to even more endeavors throughout his life. Most recently, Derrick achieved a personal goal becoming a pilot, and for the past three years enjoyed seeing as much of the U.S. with friends, family and especially his wife as he could fit into his busy schedule.
          He is survived by his mother, his loving wife, his three daughters: Karis Bohn, Elizabeth Bohn and Deborah Bohn, one brother: Jared (Melanie) Bohn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
          Derrick was preceded in death by his father.
          Friends may call from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday May 27, 2018 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St, Escanaba, MI 49829). A celebration of Derrick's life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Culbertson officiating. A fellowship gathering will be held following services at the Wellspring Community Church located in the Escanaba Mall.
          In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made in to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
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  • "my Heart goes out to you, my prayers are with you in this most difficult time "
    -Jeff Gudwer

  • "Although I only purchased one item from KSF, I felt that I knew Derrick from his weekly emails. From these I could sense his warmth, kindness, and the joy he found in his life. I am sorry for your loss, but take comfort in knowing he is with Jesus now. "
    -David Frankel

  • "Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. Derrick had a knack for touching lives in everything he did. Even after passing he is helping others and saving lives. Derrick was one of the kindest and most giving people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I will carry those memories and try to live that example."
    -George Knauf and Rachel Hayden

  • "I met Derrick in Nowata. We ministered at different churches and became friends. I have not really kept up up with directly for some time, but I followed along with KSF emails and saw that he was still willing to question life and speak truth without grace. I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family."
    -Rex Roberts

  • "I've learned more about Derrick after he was gone. Wish I could have met him in person. God bless Derrick and his family and God bless KSF."
    -David Riggi

  • "I only knew Derrick from business dealings, and from meeting him twice while KSF was still in Oregon. But all my interactions with KSF over the past several years were incredibly positive. I'm sorry I didn't know him longer. Given the chance, I think Derrick and I would have become close friends, and I regret that opportunity never happened."
    -Leon Pantenburg

  • "My prayers go out for the Bohns. I will miss Derricks weekly videos with his style humor and well - Derrick. While only a customer I felt like a freind, he was special to us all and will be missed. "
    -Mark Hogan

  • "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 KJV And rejoice! for Derrick is walking the streets of gold, hand in hand with our Lord and Saviour. "

  • "I am so sorry for your loss. "
    -Ken Beem

  • "Wendy I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for your whole family. I am so glad I got to meet you at bible study. I met Derrick last Sunday at church and I am so glad I got to meet him. He is not suffering and is in heaven with all that have gone before him. You are such a wonderful person and Kniw you with get through this. 🙏"
    -Carolyn Cagle

  • "Vicky, I am so very sorry for your stunning loss. I pray you find comfort as you recall the many incredible coffee mornings you got to share with your son over the years. He always found a way to make time for you. May God bless you, Wendy, the girls, and Jared. I continue to pray for all of you."
    -Carol Pausz

  • "Vicky. So so sorry for your lose. The Lord gained another angel. "
    -Jinnie willey

  • "Dearest Wendy, daughters, mother Vicky, and brother Jared: My most comforting sympathy to all of you who loved Derrick. He lifted up so many others and now has been raised up to be with his father and our Holy Father in Heaven. Bless you all during this difficult time. 🙏"
    -Gayle Joplin Hall

  • "I was shocked and saddened to hear of Derrick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and the family. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences."
    -Darrell Joque

  • "Very sad to hear of Derrick's passing, especially at such a young age. I was a customer who enjoyed dealing with Derrick. I know that Derrick also was friends with the knife collecting Japanese doctor Wako on youtube (under the name virtuovice) I posted a note of Derrick's passing there as well. God's blessings to Derrick's family and loved ones."
    -Philip Robins

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