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Shirley Bohlander

March 24, 1937 — December 12, 2020

Shirley A. Bohlander, 83, of Roanoke, passed away at 10 am on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Hospital in Normal.
She was born on March 24, 1937 in Shelbyville, IL to Dean and Lavern Craig Behnke. She married Richard Bohlander on June 11, 1955 in Roanoke, IL. He passed away on September 9, 2000.
Surviving is one son, Roger (Angel) Bohlander; three daughters, Vivian Burroughs; Carla Smith; Julie (Rick) Smith; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Bohlander; one brother, Elmer Behnke; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Richard Jr. and Russell Bohlander; one son-in-law, Roger Burroughs; three grandchildren, two great children, four brothers, and two sisters.
Shirley enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with and cooking for her large family. She worked as the bakery manager for the Roanoke IGA. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 16th from 10-11 am at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. There will be a private family graveside service at Roanoke Township Cemetery following services at 11:15. These services will be livestreamed for viewing at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris face book page. Covid restrictions and guidelines will be followed and mask will be required for attendance.
Memorial contributions may be the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at


DEC 16. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

Livestreaming Private Graveside Service

DEC 16. 11:15 AM

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home Facebook Page

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