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 Albert Edward “Scramps” Hohenstein, Jr

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Albert Edward “Scramps” Hohenstein, Jr

  • Birth 4 Dec 1918
  • Death 11 Apr 2013
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section F, 737
  • Memorial ID 108327130

Albert E. Hohenstein Jr.
(Scramps)
Albert E. Hohenstein Jr (Eddie), 94, passed away on April 11, 2013 in Springfield, Illinois. He was born in Springfield on December 4, 1918 to A.E. Hohenstein Sr. and Ellen Gibbons. He married Katheryn (Kathy) Palmer on January 5, 1945 and she passed away on September 12, 1994. He lived with his daughter and son-in-law since that time and later found companionship with Lillie Riney, a special friend.

Ed was baptized into Christ at West Side Christian Church in 1952. He was also a U.S. Army WWII veteran and retired from the U.S.Postal Service in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and his dear wife, Kathy.

He is survived by three children, A.Edward (Nancy) Hohenstein III of Springfield, James (Sheryl) Hohenstein of New York, New York, and Kathy Jo (Ronald) Stuva of Springfield. He is also survived by five grandsons, Craig Williams II, KurtBob Williams, Cameron Stuva, Albert E. Hohenstein IV, James Hohenstein, and one granddaughter born on the same day his wife passed away, Katheryn (Katie) Stuva and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Will be 4pm to 7pm on Sunday, April 14 at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S Koke Mill Rd Springfield IL 62711
Funeral Service: Will Be 12:00 noon on Monday, April 15 at Bisch Funeral Home West.
Burial: At a later time at Camp Butler National Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County or West Side Christian Church, Springfield, Illinois.

Please visit the online "Life Rememberd Story" at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com
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Hi Lillie,

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) lists Mr Hohenstein's first name and middle initial as "Edward A." They do not agree with your listing. His obituary agrees with you, as does his father's obituary. Therefore, I believe the DVA listing is incorrect.

If you are a relative, I recommend calling the cemetery and have have his listing corrected. (217)492-4070

Here's his listing from the DVA website:

HOHENSTEIN, EDWARD A
TEC 4 US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/04/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/2013
BURIED AT: SECTION F SITE 737
CAMP BUTLER NATIONAL CEMETERY
R.R. #1 5063 CAMP BUTLER ROAD SPRINGFIELD, IL 62707-9722
(217) 492-4070

Have another great day,
Ed Ross
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As per the above message by Ed Ross, yes, the VA lists him as Edward A Hohenstein. That's the way he was registered when he enlisted in the Army, even though he told them that was not his name. He never could get them to change it. When his wife passed away in 1994, the original tombstone read "Edward A Hohenstein." After he passed away in 2013, his daughter was finally able to get a new tombstone erected with the correct name after submitting documentation with his correct name. However, as far as I've been able to discern, they refuse to change the official records.

Lillie Riney
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Edward “Scramps” Hohenstein, Jr (4 Dec 1918–11 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108327130, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lillie Riney (contributor 22403448) .