John Victor Boehmer

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February 15, 1950 ~ February 7, 2022

John V. Boehmer, 71, Brandon, died Monday, February 7, 2022, at the Lennox Good Samaritan Nursing Home after recent health issues.

Visitation with the family will begin at 9:30 am, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Brandon Assembly of God Church.  A Celebration of Life will begin at 10:30 am followed by burial at the SD State Veteran’s Cemetery at Noon.  A reception will begin at 1 pm at the Brandon VFW.

John Victor Boehmer was born in Parkston, SD, to Joe & Mary (Young) Boehmer on February 15, 1950. John grew up outside of Parkston on the family farm with his four siblings. John graduated from Parkston High School in 1968 and was drafted into the US Army at age 19. John, an Airborne Ranger, proudly served in the Vietnam War from 1970 – 1971, with N Company, 75th Ranger Battalion, of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. John was the recipient of many medals including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Bronze Star with Valor. 

John was united in marriage to Pat Landreth on November 3, 1973. They raised two daughters, Shawna Boehmer and Amy Lawrence, in Brandon, SD. John and Pat were steadfast in continuing family gatherings centered around their daughters that continued through grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John worked hard his whole life. For most of his working years, he was self-employed with his painting company, Eastern Plains Painting. Despite attempts to retire, John continued to paint until his health did not allow.

John accepted Christ as his Savior, which led his family to Christ, igniting their love and passion for the Lord.  John enjoyed hunting, traveling, and most of all, spending time with his family and grandbabies. Despite his words failing at the end, John continued to share his overwhelming love of family and country.

John will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Shawna Boehmer (fiancé – Chad Medema), Brandon, and Amy (Kevin) Lawrence, Brandon; five grandchildren, Breanna (Kendrick) Hart, Sioux Falls, Brayden Boehmer, Brandon, and Mariana, Phinley, and Paizley Lawrence, Brandon; five great-grandchildren, Cecilia, Bryleigh, Veda, Khloe, and Aaliyah; four siblings, Jeanne (Ron) Young, Lake Vermillion, Morrie Boehmer, Sioux Falls, Kristi Boehmer, Parkston, and Nancy Hohn, Parkston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary (Young) Boehmer.

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  • Jean Lowery & Mike Severson says:

    Our sincere condolences to Johnny B’s family. We have many memories of working together on the functions that Tom Johnson would do . The Wild game feeds that Johnny volunteered us to help with for many years. The Contractor’s parties where the proceeds went to The Ed Polzine Children with cancer program. Going to Pierre S.D. for the Welcome Home Viet Nam Vets in 2006. John was so proud to be there and participate in the festivities. He was proud to have served . He was so happy to get his friends from the Hutterite colony to bring their foods to the VFW to sell. It was a wonderful time to meet some interesting people . We got some good food. John was a well known house painter and kept a very busy schedule. I will never forget his famous line on the hottest days he’d come in to the VFW and ask for a Hot cup of Coffee! That made everybody laugh. But then he really wanted a Glass of Vodka , Orange juice with a topper of Cranberry juice. That became known as a” Johnny B” drink. We had many laughs together . He will be missed . Rest in Peace our dear friend.
    Jeannie & Mike

  • Marilyn Braaten says:

    I was so sad to hear of John’s passing, he was a wonderful person and it was an honor knowing him may you rest in peace Johnny B.

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