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William Bohn


Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 10:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 12:14 p.m. CDT

William “Bill” Bohn Jr., 74, of Creston died Jan. 23, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center from complications of cancer.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Graceland Cemetery with military honors conducted by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post No. 1797.  Eydie Stephens of Diagonal will officiate. Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family to be determined later. Online condolences may be left at

William Daniel “Bill” Bohn Jr., son of Viola (Johnson) and William Daniel Bohn, was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Lamoni. 

Bill graduated from Clearfield High School in 1957.

Bill served in the Army from 1960-66, where he was based out of Alabama, Germany, Georgia and Korea.

Bill married Shirley Kay Lyddon in Mount Ayr. They divorced in 1981.

Bill worked a number of years for NFO in Corning and owned his own upholstery business.

Bill played bass guitar, steel guitar and sang with the band Country Rhythm Boys. Bill later traveled with the band Rio Grande to Des Moines.

Bill recorded a record in the 1970s.

In 1982, Bill married Sue Sample. 

Bill worked security at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, where he retired.

Bill and Sue moved to Creston in 2008. 

Bill is survived by his wife Sue of Creston; daughters, Sandy (Dan) Miller of Walcott, Cindy (Mark) Oliverius of Tipton and Laurie (Darren) May of Beecher, Ill.; sons, Steve (Holly) Bohn of Corning, Scott (Vickie) Bohn of Creston and John (Jennifer) Blanchard of Altoona; 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Linda (Eldon) Starmer of Creston, sister-in-law Gloria Bohn of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother John Bohn of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and infant son William Jeffery Bohn in 1958.

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