Bohne, Edward L.

Edward D. Bohne, 60, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Manor Care in Florissant, MO. Born May 27, 1956 in Springfield, IL, he was the son of Edward H. and Virginia (Strand) Bohne. Mr. Bohne earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He retired as a Major in 1999 from the U.S. Army Reserve after over 25 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary”s Catholic Church in Alton and the U.S. Armor Association Honorable Order of St. George. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers and the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). On December 23, 1978 he married the former Christine M. Gillespie in Quincy, IL. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda M. Bohne of South Bend, IN, and Rebecca A. Kessler and her husband, Daniel, of Godfrey, and a granddaughter, Margaret Kathryn Kessler. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at St. Mary”s Catholic Church in Alton with burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 1308 or K9s for Warriors.