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Dr. Jean Bohr


1944 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Jean Bohr Obituary
Bohr, Dr. Jean M. 70, of Aurora, died suddenly Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her home. She was born February 14, 1944 in Aurora, Illinois. She attended St. Therese grade school and graduated from Madonna High School. Before her retirement, Jean was the Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Aurora. Prior to that, she was Director of Ministry Formation for the Joliet Diocese and Director of Religious Education for the Aurora Deanery. Earlier in her career, Jean taught at both Boylan High School in Rockford and Marion Central High School in Woodstock, where she taught history and English. She graduated from Alverno College in Wisconsin, then went on to earn masters' degrees in religious education at Loyola University and in spirituality at the University of San Francisco. Jean held a doctorate of ministry degree from St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein. Also, she was the recipient of the 2001 National Association of Lay Ministry Tribute Award. Her strong belief in social justice led her to support many charities through the years, as well as any education fundraiser to support her family. Through her professional teaching career and her personal life, she touched many lives, both young and old. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her brother, James (Donna) Bohr; her sister, Mary (Anthony) Arch; nieces and nephews, Nicholas Bohr and Theodore (Erica) Bohr, Matthew (Jessica) Arch, Rebecca Arch, Andrew (Michelle) Arch and Emily Arch; great-nieces and nephews, Katie, Joe, Bill and Amelia Arch. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Gertrude Bohr; and a nephew, Anthony in infancy. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., with a Liturgical Wake Service at 4:30 p.m., at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora. Jean will lie-in-state Friday morning, June 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 722 High St., Aurora. Fr. Jerome Leake will officiate 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass. Private entombment services will be held later. For further information, please contact THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY at 630-631-5500. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com to leave condolences for Jean's family or sign the guest book. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 24, 2014
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