Virgil F. Bahlmann

Sep 23, 2017
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11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


One hour prior to the services on Wednesday at Locke Funeral Home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo; with military honors to be accorded by Waterloo AMVETS Post 19, Evansdale  AMVETS  Post 31, and U.S. Marine Corps Honor Detail


Directed to the family.


Virgil Fred Bahlmann, age 80, of Clermont and formerly of Waterloo, died at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in West Union on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

He was born on November 18, 1936 in Frederika Township in Bremer County; the son of Herman and Helen Bergman Bahlmann. Virgil served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He married Wilma Mudderman on May 4, 1958 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Virgil worked at Briggs Transportation for 11 years; and for Metropolitan Transit Authority (MET) for 18 years, he retired in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma of Clermont; two sons, Terry Bahlmann and his wife, Jan, of Marshall, Minnesota and Michael Bahlmann and his significant other, Sharon Stone, of Franklin, Wisconsin; a daughter, Diane Carman of Howell, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Allison Bass and her husband, Kent, Dani Frederickson and her husband, Jay, Brad Bahlmann, Brock Bahlmann, Bryce Bahlmann, Amanda Carman, and Alyssa Carman; two great grandchildren, Brayden Bass and Harper Bass; and a sister, LaDonna Lampe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Stanley Bahlmann; four sisters, Eldora Hagen, Iola Buchholz, Maxine Volker and Ruth Rosol.


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  1. Christie Kruse Jungweber | Sep 27, 2017
    Sending our sympathy to Virgil's passing. May the whole Bahlmann family know that he was loved by many. He is now in heaven with Robert's Dad Alfred Jungweber sharing stories, laughs and smile. They worked together since Briggs . Robert worked with Virgil at Met for years and will miss him. God bless each and everyone of you. Prayers to you all. The whole Jungweber family
  2. Jon and Cheryl O'Neall | Sep 26, 2017
    Sympathy to your families at this time of loss. Cherish the memories. 
  3. Lorraine and Larry Tonn | Sep 26, 2017

    Wilma, Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Virgil's passing.  I know you will miss him, but hang on to those memories, they will be of comfort to you!  Hope you are doing well!

  4. Bonnie | Sep 25, 2017
    My sympathy to the Bahlmann family for the loss of your father/grandfather. You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Cherrish the memories.

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