- July 14, 1914 - October 13, 2016
- Saginaw, Michigan
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“The Boehringers were on my paper route back in the mid-80s. They both were very, very nice people who were always friendly and pleasant with me when...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin MacDonald - Las Vegas, NV
“What a great man and a pleasure to know. My family used his services for many years, he will be missed!
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Harmon - Macclenny, FL
“I met Fred through our shared interest in plants. He was a truly gentle soul, with a zest for life and the beauty in nature, and I came to treasure...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Britt Lundberg - MI
“I am privileged to have worked for Mr. Boehringer at his greenhouse during my high school years in the mid-1960s. After fifty years, I still remember...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Patrick Madziar - Tecumseh, MI
“A good friend and mentor, I always learned something from Fred and enjoyed our visits. He was an exceptional man and lived a wonderful faith filled...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Janowicz - Bay city
“The reasons why I loved Fred were many, but two stand above all. Fred was the gentlest man I've ever had the privilege of knowing; and; Fred's love...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Al (and Pat) Fassezke - Bay City, MI
“Having been in the floral business under Kaye Batschke Williams for 21 years it would have been impossible not to know Fred. He was a soft spoken,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jann Bostwick - Bay city, MI
“So sorry to hear about Uncle Fritz's passing. He lived a long life and blessed us all with his presence. I was fortunate to have him make all of my...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Marcy Ng - Troy, MI - Family
“Great Life Fred, glad we knew you and attended many services and events throughout the years. You were always kind and happy person... and I think it...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Nussear - Bay City, MI
“We sure will miss Uncle Fritz! We loved his visits to Texas! He always had wonderful stories to tell and was always so full of life! He expressed he...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dolores Aston - Lancaster, TX
“He will be missed. Those in Christ will see him again! Thanks be to God for making Grandpa His child!
11 of 14 | Posted by: Matthew Boehringer - MI - Family
“Are thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was such fun at Matthew and Laura's wedding. We will always remember him fondly.
12 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Coughlin - Livonia, MI
“Dear Sue, Al, John, Petrina, Chris, A truly extraordinary person has gone home to Heaven! I have had great admiration for your dad since I lived...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: John and Johanna Chworowsky - WI
“Just a sweetheart of a man. We will miss him.
14 of 14 | Posted by: Vera Carey - Saginaw, MI
Boehringer, Frederick W.
Formerly-Bay City, MI
Frederick W. Boehringer was born in Bay City, MI on July 14, 1914 to the late Albert G. and Wilhelmina (Klumpp) Boehringer. He passed away at Saginaw Senior Care on October 13, 2016 at the age of 102 years.
Fred was owner of Boehringer Greenhouses until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church where he served as an elder, trustee, school board member, choir director and organist. Fred was founding member of the San Toshi Bonsai Society, an honorary member of the Bay City Garden Club, a member of the Saginaw Valley Orchid Society and the Saginaw Gentlemen's Garden Club as well as a district representative for F.T.D. He was a member and past president of the Bay Community Concert Association and was a member of the Saginaw Valley Lutheran Choral.
His wife, the former Doris Beyer preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 children: Susan (Alfred Jr.) Cereske, Rev. John (Patrina) Boehringer and Christine Bedor, 7 grandchildren: Thomas (Kim) Cereske, Kurt Cereske, Eric (Jennifer) Cereske, Luke (Sarah) Boehringer, Mark Boehringer, Matthew (Laura) Boehringer and Beth Boehringer, and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Alma Weller, Anna Dorothea McKay, Nelda Gougeon, Edwin Boehringer, Carl Boehringer, Albert (Barry) Boehringer, Margaret DeYoung and Norman Boehringer.
Funeral service will be held at Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church, Bay City on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Luetzow will officiate with entombment following at Floral Gardens Mausoleum. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, Bay City. He will lie in state at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu flowers, please consider memorials to Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church "Feed My Lambs" Fund.
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations….. from everlasting to everlasting you are God." (Ps. 90: 1–2)