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Jan. 15, 1927—March 21, 2015 James W. Bohrer, 88, longtime resident of Fairfield Glade, died March 21, 2015, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center in DeKalb, IL. He was a member of First Christian Church of Crossville. He enjoyed golf with The Jones Boys, square dancing with his wife, and worked at H&R Block in Crossville and Cookeville. James was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Little Rock, AR, the son of Aloysius and Anna (Howell) Bohrer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from November 1944 until July 1946. James worked in the information technology department at Amoco Corporation for 29 years before retiring to Fairfield Glade in 1988. He is survived by his children, Julie Johnson, Jennifer Bohrer and James (Denise) Bohrer; grandchildren, Scott (Florencia) Johnson, James Milhouse, John Milhouse, Julian Milhouse, Anne Bohrer, Jeffrey (Cindy) Bohrer and Andrew Bohrer; great-grandchildren, Ciro Johnson and Bianca Johnson; brother, John (Kay) Bohrer; and sister, Annette Bohrer. He was proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Jo Ann (Roberts) in 2002; sister, Mary Catherine; and brother, Paul Private family graveside services were held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. The family requests that memorials be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (www.nmcrs.org) or Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org). For information or to sign the guest book go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com or call Butala Funeral Homes, Sycamore, at (815) 895-2833.
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