Leroy Bohn, 88|
Leroy “Lee” Bohn, 88, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Wednesday,
Feb. 12, 2014, after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for several
years. He was born on Feb. 8, 1926, in Barton to the late Alfred and
Agnes (nee Neuy) Bohn. Lee served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a member of the Barton VFW
Post No. 8658.
On July 3, 1948, he was united in marriage to Sylvia “Tibbie” Matenaer
at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend.
Lee worked as a television and radio technician at Barton TV and Steiner
Electric in West Bend for many years. He was a member of the West Bend
Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad for many years and he also
taught first-aid classes for the Red Cross.
He was an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West
Bend. Lee was the first Boy Scout leader at St. Frances Cabrini and he
also served as president of Young at Heart at St. Frances Cabrini. He
was a member of the Knights of Columbus the Rev. Caspar Rehrl Council
No. 1964 for many years. He was also a volunteer at The Threshold Inc.
for many years.
Lee and Tibbie enjoyed camping and were active members of the West Bend
VagaBender camping group. Lee had a great sense of humor and was always
making people smile.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia “Tibbie”; six children, Terry (Ruth)
Bohn, Pat (Deb) Bohn, Diane (Alex) Ckonjevic, Ken (Sandy) Bohn, Jeff
Bohn and Mary (Doug) Bilgo; 13 grandchildren, Kerri jo (Bob) Patten,
Stefanie (Phil) Shierk, Katelyn Bohn, Michael Bohn, Jason (Christine)
Strebe, Cory (Stephanie) Strebe, Nick Bohn, Wesley Bohn, Marina Bohn,
Courtney Bohn, Kim (Tedi) Keceli, Whitney (Alex) Bretl and Danielle
Bilgo; eight great-grandchildren, Evan and Elise Patten, Whitney and
Wilson Shierk, Devon, Ethan and Xander Strebe, and Elza Keceli; three
brothers, Carl Bohn, Robert (Martha) Bohn and Donald (Joann) Bohn; seven
sisters-in-law, Beatrice Peter, Rita Dwyer, Ann Casper, Diane Pfister,
Kitty Matenaer, Ruth Bohn and Janice Matenaer; two brothers- in-law, Joe
(Donna) Matenaer and Robert (Carol) Matenaer; and other relatives and
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven Bohn; a sister,
Bernice (Richard) Kurowski; two brothers, Eugene Bohn and Walter (Helen)
Bohn; two sisters-in-law, Doris Bohn and Euna Matenaer; and six
brothers-in-law, Leonard Peter, Charles Dwyer, Paul Matenaer, Herman
Casper, Jerry Matenaer and James Matenaer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.
at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend.
The Rev. Nathan Reesman will officiate and burial will follow in St.
Mary’s Cemetery, West Bend. Visitation will be at the Myrhum — Patten
Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, on Monday, Feb. 17 from
4-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of
Memorials to The Threshold Inc. or a charity of your choice would be
Lee’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of The
Lighthouse of West Bend, Serenity Hospice and the Clement J. Zablocki VA
Medical Center in Milwaukee.
“For those who knew our Dad and for those who didn’t, he was a great
Father to all seven of us. He had a loving wife that stood by his side
until the end. We couldn’t have asked for a better Dad, he was the best
and always made us proud. May he rest in peace, we love you Dad.”
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