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John William "Jack" Bohning
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1920
Death: Dec. 15, 2009

The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Saturday, December 19, 2009

November 14, 1920 - December 15, 2009

John William Bohning (Jack) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 1920, and went to be with his Savior in heaven on Dec. 15, 2009.

He married Arline Lillian Schirmer in 1945 and their marriage was blessed with five daughters.

Jack went to college at Washington State University but was enlisted for Navy flight training shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. As a Marine Corps pilot, he flew dive-bombers from 1943 to 1945. He remained in active service as a Colonel with the Marine Corps until 1973, training servicemen during the Korean Conflict and as an advisor during the Vietnam War.

After WWII, he completed his degree in forestry and range management at the University of Idaho in 1946. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, filling various range and wildlife management positions. He continued to use his military training to fly as aerial coordinator on large forest fires. He retired in 1982.

Subsequently, he voluntarily served full-time as President of the Society of Range Management. He was active in the SRM for many years, receiving their prestigious Renner Award.

In 2006, Jack and Arline relocated from Prescott, Ariz., where he had retired from the USFS to Paonia, Colo., to be nearer numerous immediate relatives. He became an active member of the Lutheran Church in Paonia, as he had been wherever he lived.

His family beyond Arline includes his daughter Penny Sutton of Paonia, and her sons and their families, Cedar in Virginia and Forest in Denver; Suzanne Bohning in New York City; Bonita Bock and her husband and two children, Nathan and Leah, and their families, all in the Denver area; Holly and Jeff Weber of San Jose, Calif.; and Nadine and Todd Weber of Prescott, Ariz., and their two sons, Seth with his family in Paonia and Caelen with his family in York, England. Jack is also survived by his sister in Cleveland, Anne Woehrmann.

Services and burial will take place in Garfield Heights, Ohio, next week. A memorial at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Paonia to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to Joni and Friends International Disability Center, Wheel Chair Outreach, P.O. Box 2222, Akron, Ohio 44309 or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at

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  Arline Schirmer Bohning (1924 - 2010)
Saint John Lutheran Cemetery
Garfield Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Nov 28, 2010
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