Carl F. Bohn, 92
Oct. 30, 1922 -- May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, our dad, Carl F. Bohn, slipped away to be reunited with our mother, the love of his life, just in time to celebrate in Heaven their 67th wedding anniversary. Dad was born on Oct. 30, 1922, in Barton, the third born of Alfred F. Bohn and Agnes (Neuy) Bohn. With great pride, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II, and served on the carrier Kit Kun Bay, fighting in the Pacific Theatre. He never talked about the war except to say he was in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and that he was a belly gunner (“the target”).
He married Doris (Gonnering) Bohn May 8, 1948, our mom, who died one week after their 60th wedding anniversary, May 15, 2008. In 1940, Dad began at Amity Leather Products Co. as a leather cutter. He was the first manager of Amity’s Puerto Rico plant and was responsible for the West Bend and Albuquerque plants, as well as the Goldsboro distribution center when he retired in February 1985. Dad loved to golf, bowl, read, attend Wisconsin Badgers football games, play bingo and sheepshead, and he enjoyed the Green Bay Packers and games of chance.
Their children are Connie (Warren) Birkrem, Chris (Mike) Capista, Tom (Debbie) Bohn and Doug (Kim) Bohn. Their seven grandchildren, Chris (Steph) Schneider, Matt Schneider, Erin (fiance Sam Hamway) Schneider, John and Elisa Capista, Amy (Jim) Cesaric and Shannon (Dave) Multhauf, will miss him. Dad always loved the “little ones” and their greatgrandchildren are Grace, Dylan, Austin, Logan, Madelyn, Isaiah and Anja. Dad was preceded in death by his parents and wife; his parents-in-law, Frank and Hilda (Weddig) Gonnering; son-in-law, Mike Schneider; sister, Bernice (Richard) Kurowski; brothers, Eugene, Lee and Wally (Helen); sister-in-law, Margaret (Le-Roy) Becker and brother-inlaw, Ervin Gonnering. Dad is survived by his brothers, Robert (Martha) and Don (JoAnne); sisters-in-law, Tibbie and Ruth Bohn and Viola Gonnering; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Dad was a member of the Barton VFW Adrian Neubauer Post 8658 and Knights of Columbus in West Bend. We would like to thank the caring staffs at Oak Park Place and Agrace Hospice of Madison. Memorials can be made to Badger Honor Flight, P.O. Box 258066, Madison, WI 53725-8066. Rest in peace dear Dad, we loved you so much and will miss you.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Old Cemetery. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, at the church only from 10-11:45 a.m.
The Schmidt Funeral Home is West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.