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Wallace (Bud) B. Bohlin, 93, died peacefully of respiratory complications October 7, 2018 in Elgin, IL. He was born April 28, 1925 in Elgin, the oldest son of Walter and Hildur (Johnson) Bohlin. Following graduation from Elgin High School in 1943, he was drafted into the US Army and served as a combat infantryman in the Pacific theater until the end of World War II. Bud attended the Apostolic Christian Church of Elgin and worked for Commonwealth Edison for 37 years as a lineman and foreman before retiring and moving to Ottawa, IL in 1996 with his wife, Lillian (Schock) Bohlin whom he married May 15, 1948. He was preceded in death by Lillian, his parents and older sister, Elaine (Bohlin) Siems. Bud is survived by two brothers, Donald Bohlin of Elgin and Keith (Carol) Bohlin of Minocqua, WI; sister-in-law Elizabeth Rodney of Palm Coast, FL; six children: Daniel (Jean) Bohlin of Dubuque, IA; Constance (Robert) Kramer of Elgin; Paula Kaspar of Bourbonnais, IL; Jeffrey (Peggy) Bohlin, of Westminster, CO; Valerie (Rodger) Smeets of Ottawa, IL and Kristina (Kevin) Bohlin of Robins, IA; as well as 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, October 13 from 1 to 3 pm at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, IL. 60123, followed by graveside service and burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Highland Oaks, 2750 W. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL 60124. Laird Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2018
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