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 Edward Joseph “Ed” Kohlrus

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Edward Joseph “Ed” Kohlrus

  • Birth 18 May 1918
  • Death 27 Apr 2003
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot J, 65
  • Memorial ID 22373577

Edward J. "Ed" Kohlrus, 85, of Springfield, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003 at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born March 8, 1918 in Springfield, the son of Joseph and Teresa Hoffman Kohlrus. He married Julia E Hermon in St. Louis on December 28, 1940; she preceded him in death.

Mr. Kohlrus was a WWII veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He owned and operated Kohlrus Catering in Springfield for more than 50 years. He was a member of Landing Ship Transport Association, Coast Guard Combat Veterans, Knights of Columbus #4164, Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Veterans of Foreign War Northenders Post 10302 and St. Frances Cabrini Church. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, playing cards and cooking.

Mr. Kohlrus was also preceded in death by his parents; one son: Edward, Jr.; three sisters: Mary, Anna and Josephine; three brothers: Louis, Frank and Walter.

He is survived by one daughter; two step-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Church with Reverend Rodney Schwartz celebrant. Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct military honors.


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  • Maintained by: BjJ
  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 21 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22373577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Joseph “Ed” Kohlrus (18 May 1918–27 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22373577, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .