John L. Kohlbecker

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John L. Kohlbecker, age 92, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a retired Major in the U.S. Air Force, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Husband of Lois L. Kohlbecker (nee Brandt); brother of late Marge (late Ed) Gross; uncle of his nephew, Kim Gross and nieces: Ellen Followwill, Louisa Walthers, Rebecca Engle, and Roberta Conley. John was a pilot and flew B-26s and C-47s while on active duty in the Army Air Corps. In the Air Force reserve, he flew C-46s and C-119s. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from University of Illinois in 1950. John worked at Wisconsin Steel from 1950 until his retirement as the Steam Power Dept. Superintendent in 1979. In his retirement, he enjoyed fishing trips, travel, especially cruises, and the game of bridge. A visitation will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 from 10:00 AM until time of the memorial service at 11:00 AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave., Hammond, with Rev. Karl A. Frincke, Pastor, officiating. Interment at Lowell Memorial Cemetery, Lowell. Arrangements entrusted to LaHAYNE FUNERAL HOME, 6955 Southeastern Ave., Hammond. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or to one's favorite charity. For further information regarding services, please contact LaHAYNE FUNERAL HOME at (219) 845-3600 or visit our web site at:

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Published in The Times from May 16 to May 17, 2012