Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 8, 2014

Charlotte A. Bohlmeyer

SUTTONS BAY — Charlotte Ann Peterson Bohlmeyer, of Suttons Bay and Fort Myers, Fla., passed into the presence of Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Char was a devoted wife, mother, gramma, daughter, sister and aunt and was an inspiration to family, friends and coworkers. She loved to garden, paint, play the piano and laugh.

She graduated from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Chicago and was a devoted nurse.

She worked for the Village of Park Forest (Illinois) Health Department for 32 years. After retiring she volunteered at the free medical clinic of Pacific Garden Mission in downtown Chicago.

Char loved to entertain family and friends. Everyone felt very loved and special in her presence. She and Dan loved to travel, attend concerts and spend time in their Florida Home.

Char is survived by her husband, Dan, who she married on Dec. 18, 1959, in Wheaton, Ill.; her daughter, Elizabeth Jordan, of St. Charles, Ill.; her grandchildren, Madison Jordan and Eric Jordan, both of St. Charles, Ill.; her parents, Benjamin and Betty Peterson, of Traverse City; her sister, Nancy Peterson, of Traverse City; her nephews and niece, Ben (Shelley) of Houston, Texas, Stefen, of Mendota, Ill., Anders, of Mendota, Ill., Charles (Elizabetta), and Rebecca Charlotte (Tom) Peterson-Frediani, of Batavia, Ill.; and her great-nieces and nephews, Rachel Charlotte, Hannah, Taylor, Liz, Jasmin, Dylan, Jacob, Haley and Mason.

Visitation for Char will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, with a service celebrating Char’s life beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Robin Long of Suttons Bay Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Amble Cemetery near Howard City in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607 (; or to the Suttons Bay Congregational Church, PO Box 70, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.

Please share your memorial and condolences with the family by way of Char’s online guestbook at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Traverse City.

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