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Kenneth Carl Bohnsack

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Kenneth Carl Bohnsack, 81, of Marble Hill, died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill.

He was born May 5, 1925, in Zalma, son of Roy Lee and Lottie Nevada Bitterman Bohnsack. He and Ina M. Collins were united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1943, and she preceded him in death on March 28, 2006.

Mr. Bohnsack worked as a tractor trailer mechanic for several years for the International Company in Advance, Yellow Transit and Nighthawk Transit in St. Louis, was a member of the A.F.L.C.I.O. Local #777, and was a member of the General Baptist faith.

He served his country as a sergeant during World War II in the United States Army, as General George S. Patton's Jeep driver in the Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes where he received three Bronze Stars, and a distinguished Unit Badge G.O. #81 Headquarters 2nd Armored Division on Nov. 23, 1945.

Survivors include one son, Carl Dean Bohnsack of St. Louis; one daughter, Velma Jean Hayes of Elmwood, Ill.; four brothers, Glen Bohnsack of Marble Hill, Royal Lee Bohnsack of Advance, Gale Bohnsack of Marion, Ill., and Dale Bohnsack of Glennon; one sister, Wanda Slinkard of Arlington, TX.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cleo and Curtis Bohnsack.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the funeral home with Rev. Ethel Myers officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill with full military honors provided by the Missouri Honors Team.

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