Thomas Gene Boehm of Thomas Township
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison. He was 74 years old. Thomas “Tom” Gene Boehm was born on June 2, 1946, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Alfred and Rochelle (Weitzel) Boehm. Tom was a proud 1964 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. Following graduation, he attended Kendal College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids where he studied architecture and drafting. On September 12, 1967, Tom took the oath of his country and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on September 11, 1969. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Sloboda, on December 23, 1967, in Saginaw; she survives him. Tom worked for General Motors with Plant 2 and later with Plant 4 as a semi-truck driver, retiring after many years of dedicated service. He was a pastor and a member within the Church of God. Tom was a very artistic man with a photographer’s eye. He also enjoyed playing piano, often composing his own tunes and lyrics. Full of adventure, he took great pleasure in the Harley Davidson Drag races and a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. Tom will forever be remembered for his excellent sense of humor, his passion for all his hobbies, and for the love and dedication toward family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Barbara Jean Boehm of Thomas Township; two daughters: Angela (Michael) Willsie of Freeland; Christine (Timothy) Young of Bay City; three grandchildren: Julia Willsie, Jackie Willsie, and Alana Young; two sisters-in-law: Gerry Boehm of Bridgeport; Elaine Miller of Saginaw. Also surviving are many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Boehm.
A family led sharing of memories will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Burial will take place on Monday at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, masks are required, visitation is limited to 25 people at a time at the funeral home, and social distancing encouraged. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Travis Mills Foundation or the Michigan Disabled American Veterans. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.