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VICTOR L. BOHNENSTIEHL(1919 - 2014)

Victor L. Bohnenstiehl, 94, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away peacefully at his daughter's south Kansas City home January 18, 2014. Vic was born Oct. 25, 1919, and was raised in Black Jack, Ill., by his parents, Maude and Martin Bohnenstiehl. Black Jack was a small township of German immigrants where Vic first learned to speak English at the age of seven. Vic worked for Sears Roebuck & Company for 35 years. In 1980 he retired as Group Operations Manager for stores located within the Southwest Region. Vic served for four years as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII. He earned five Bronze Stars while on campaign in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. He was an active member of the Shriners (Ararat Shrine Temple) for decades and was also a 32nd Degree Mason. Vic enjoyed golf with friends and could be seen at Minor Park Golf Course on a regular basis. Vic was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret, who passed away Sept. 18, 1988, and his only brother, Clarence, on Sept. 1, 1981. Survivors include sons, Jeff (Jill), and Joel (Jane), daughters, Vicki and Ellen. Vic leaves four grandchildren, Jason, Kari, Josh and Jack and eight great-grandchildren. All reside in the KC area. Vic requested to be cremated with a private memorial. Any donations should be sent to Kansas City Hospice whose tireless help and support was immeasurable. Family and friends will miss Vic. He is now with his Lord. Our memories of him are fond and will last forever. "Throughout my life I've never thought of myself as anything special, I'm just your average everyday guy." Vic, you were special to everyone who was lucky enough to have known you! Condolences may be shared at www.CremationCenterKC.com Cremation Center of Kansas City, 913-384-5566, CremationCenterKC.com


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Cremation Center of Kansas City
4926 Johnson Drive Roeland Park, KS 66205
913-384-5566

Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 22, 2014
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