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Katherine A. Bohn

Katherine A. Bohn


Katherine A. Bohn, 81, formerly of Sparta, Illinois, died peacefully on March 25, 2019, in Vancouver, Washington, at The Quarry Senior Living.

She was a devoted and well-loved wife, mother, and grandmother. She faithfully made a home for her family wherever the United States Air Force sent them: Germany, Japan, Washington DC, Scott AFB. In the 1990s, she was a medical transcriptionist in Belleville, IL, and a Westminster Presbyterian Deacon. During the 1970s and 1980s, she was active in the Officers Wives Club: writing a weekly column, chairing their Welfare Committee, and compiling a cookbook, Gluten Appetite, to fund that committee. She had a sincere faith in Jesus Christ as her personal savior.  She had a great love for animals, especially dogs.  Katherine will be missed by her entire family.

Katherine Bohn is survived by her daughters Erin (David) Vander Aarde of Vancouver, Washington, and Corinne (Ron) Voyer of Wiesbaden, Germany and grandchildren Lauren, Natalya, and Alex. She is preceded in death by her husband, James N. Bohn on September 15, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy Sargent.

Katherine Bohn was born on April 17, 1937, in Peru, Indiana, to Lawrence and Mildred Sargent. She graduated from Peru High School in 1955 and married James N. Bohn (U.S. Air Force Colonel and Webster University International Relations Professor) on June 28, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Katherine Bohn attended Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Alex Eppstein officiating.

Interment: Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Judy Grace says:

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Kathy-her and Jim were are neighbors here in percy for years and I did their hair for many years,I was out of town and read the obituary and was so sad I had misther service😞 Kathy and Jim are together again

  2. Craig & Jennifer Ord says:

    What a wonderful woman and, together with Jim, what a wonderful couple! May God bless her and keep her with Jim together, forever.

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