Philip Bohleen (1916 – 2006)

Philip Axel Bohleen, 89, passed away peacefully Friday September 15, 2006 while a resident of Washington Manor, Kenosha. Philip was born on Election Day, November 7, 1916 on the Bohleen family farm in Pleasant Prairie. He was the son of Axel and Clara Bohleen. Philip attended Worth School and spent his life as a Farmer working the family farm until 1975. During WWII, he served his country as an American farmer providing milk and food for the troops and our country. Philip enjoyed caring for animals and working in the fields and after his retirement continued using his skills on the farms of family and dear friends. He loved dancing, traveling and telling stories. He was proud of his Swedish heritage. On December 26, 1967 he married Myrtle McKenzie in San Francisco, CA. She survives him.

After the untimely death of his only brother, Orin, in 1941, Philip took the task of raising his brother?s infant son, Brian. He is survived by Brian (Dorothy) Bohleen. He is further survived by nephews, Jim Norgaard, Roger, David, and Gilbert Krahn. Nieces; Fay Casey, Ethel Mandernack, Claire Lidik, Karen Glasman, Barbara Kirby, Patsy Gee, Priscilla Reisenauer, Wendy Reidenbach, Virginia Hazlett and Joan Dykstra and special cousins, Carol Jean Thompson and her husband Bob.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Orin, sister-in-law Ann, and his three sisters and husbands; Helen and Clarence Norgaard, June and Hans Krahn, Evelyn and Alvin Streuli, and a nephew, Eddie Krahn.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at St. Mary?s Lutheran Church, 2001 80th street, Kenosha, on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 starting at 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. For those who wish memorials may be made to St. Mary?s Lutheran Church.

Cremation will follow with interment at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Washington Manor for their patience and kindness to our Uncle, to the members of St. Mary?s for their faithful visits, and a special thank you to Bob and Carol Jean for all the love and care shown to Phil.

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