Doug passed Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home in Kalamazoo.
He was born April 19, 1950 in Grand Rapids, the son of Arnold and Elaine (Warner) Bohjanen. Doug was a graduate of Portage Central High School and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University.
For many years he had worked at several area paper manufacturing companies. In his younger days Doug was an avid runner and cross- country skier and competed in many races throughout the Midwest.
Doug loved being outdoors. Whether it was camping, hiking, hunting or fishing, that is where he felt most at home. He considered himself an avocational archaeologist. He spent many hours in the field looking for arrowheads and other Native American artifacts. He loved Native American culture and attended many powwows with his brother Bob.
Doug was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and spent every football weekend listening to his beloved Packers games on the radio with popcorn and pop in hand.
Surviving are his brothers, Robert (Virginia) Bohjanen of Kentwood and David (Lori) Bohjanen of Kalamazoo and nieces and nephew, Lindsay, April, Steven and Andrea.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Michael Bohjanen.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at a later time.
Contributions in memory of Doug may be made to the
Kalamazoo Nature Center.
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July 1, 2020 at 12:16 pm
Such sad news! Condolences to all!
July 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm
Bob and Dave,
I was so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. He was such a nice guy, and I remember spending fun times visiting with my Bohjanen cousins as kids. I’m sorry that we didn’t get to spend more time together as adults–I think the last time I saw him was when he visited the UP with your mom and dad. But, even though it’s been many years, I have very good memories of him. I hope your own memories help you with your loss.
ROBERT A. BOHJANEN
November 27, 2020 at 9:49 am
DOUG WAS NOT ONLY MY BROTHER BUT MY BEST FRIEND.
I WILL MISS HIM EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE AND I WAS BLESSED
TO BE A PART OF HIS LIFE.
February 17, 2022 at 2:02 am
I am so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing and it makes my heart sad. Though I do not know you, Doug often spoke of his brothers. He was a hard core camper as well! We worked together off Stadium Drive. Doug was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met. The love you have expressed is testimony to that.
Peace be with you.
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