Born in Everett, Wash., on Aug. 24, 1942, Mr. Bahm served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, including three tours abroad and service during the Vietnam War, and retired as master chief petty officer with three tours abroad. He and his wife moved to Texas three years ago.
In addition to Tracy Clutch Burners, Mr. Bahm belonged to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Harley Owners Group.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Valerie Bahm of Seven Points, Texas; a son, Jerome Bahm Jr., and his wife, Natasha, of Orangevale; a daughter, Christine Bahm of Eureka; a stepson, Joel Keough of Stockton; a sister-in-law, Betty Bahm of Reno; a brother-in-law, Tony Thomas, and his wife, Elaine, of Stockton; three grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceding him in death were his father, Laurence Henry Bahm; mother, Christine Lila Rhodes; brother, Duane Bahm; and stepsiblings.
The Thursday service will begin at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 and Harney Lane, in Lodi.
Contributions in Mr. Bahm’s name may be sent to KWVA Wounded Warrior fund, P.O. Box 51, Lewes, DE 19958; Humane Society Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 County Road 2403, Tool, TX 75143; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.