Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Kenneth M. Bohnstedt, 59, a resident of Fort Wayne and a native of Churubusco, passed away at 7:30 a. m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the family residence in Eel River Township following an extended illness.
Mr. Bohnstedt was born on February 1, 1955 in Garrett, a son of Gene A. and Martha A. (Myers) Bohnstedt, and spent his formative years in Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1974, and earned his technical certificate from Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis.
Formerly employed as an alignment mechanic at Kelley Chevrolet, he had last worked as a department manager at Lowe’s on Illinois Road for ten years.
He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 11353, and had served on the Churubusco Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
On May 14, 1977 he was married in Churubusco to Karen Nelson. She survives.
The other surviving relatives include his three children Bradley (Lindsay) Bohnstedt of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Amy (Joe) Wentworth and Nolan Bohnstedt, both of Fort Wayne; his parents Gene A. and Martha Bohnstedt of Churubusco; two brothers Steven B. (Tina) Bohnstedt and Brian K. (Julie) Bohnstedt, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters LeaAndrea McConnell of Fort Wayne and Lynette J. Bohnstedt of Churubusco; his in-laws Hurshell “Bud” and Beverly Nelson of Churubusco; and two grandchildren Audrey and Madelyn Bohnstedt.
He was preceded in death by a sister Gloria Mae Bohnstedt.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a. m. Saturday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Rd.
The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Friday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. A vigil service will be held at 4 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
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