Kenneth John Bohn, 75, formerly of Woodstock, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his son’s home near Greenville, Mich.
He was born Aug. 15, 1938, the third son of Ernest and Betty Bohn.
He graduated from Woodstock Community High School in 1956. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock and the Order of DeMolay, and worked as a teenager with his parents and brothers in the family business, Bohn’s Ace Hardware.
On Sept. 7, 1959, he married Mary Margaret (Maggie) Smith in Princeton. He graduated from Carthage College in 1961.
As an adult he worked for several manufacturing companies in the area of material control. He and his family lived in several states where he joined and served in a variety of civic organizations and at local churches. He enjoyed working with people who were helping children. Upon retirement he served as child care chairman of the Saladin Shrine Temple in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he coordinated appointments and trips for the children of western Michigan who needed care at Chicago Shrine Hospital. He sometimes drove the van carrying children and parents back and forth.
Survivors include his wife; children and grandchildren, Jim (Eve) Bohn, Greenville, Mich., Chris, Katie, AJ and Elyse; Beth (Terry) Lewis, Hudsonville, Mich., Terrence and Teresa; Becca and Thommie Retter, Rego Park, N.Y., Liza and Bella; two brothers, Harold (Jill) Bohn, Corvallis, Ore. and Larry (Dee) Bohn, Woodstock; a sister-in-law, Ruth (Jim) Hodges, Woodstock; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his eldest brother, Ernest Bohn; and an infant nephew.
A Celebration of Life service was held Sept. 27 at Grace Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Mich. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Kentwood, Mich.
Memorials can be made to the Chicago Shrine Hospital. Checks should be mailed to Saladin Shrine Temple, 4200 Saladin Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.