Patricia L. (Wilson) Bohlander

December 20, 1931 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 85)


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Patricia L. Bohlander, age 85, of Milton, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana after a brief illness. She was born on December 20, 1931 in Abington, IN to Cecil and Evelyn (Hamm) Wilson and had lived all her life in the Wayne County area.


Pat was a 1950 graduate of Milton High School. She was a member and deaconess of the Milton Christian Church, CWF, and In and Around Home Economics Club. In 1966 she and her late husband, Jack, established and operated Poor Jack Amusements, Indiana’s largest family owned carnival. She was a member of the Outdoor Amusement Business of America, and the Showmen’s League of America, the St. Louis, and Chicago Chapters.


She is survived by two sons, Gary (Kerry Ruth) and Tim (Christy) Bohlander both of Cambridge City, Indiana; three daughters, Nancy (Perry) Frost of Hagerstown, Kelly Bohlander (Roger Robinson) and Becky (Brandon) Nieukirk both of Cambridge City; a sister, Linda (Murel) Clark; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Bohlander in 1997

Funeral services will be at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon with Scott Moistner officiating. Burial will follow in
Westside Cemetery in Milton, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 9:00 am until start of services at noon.


Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church.



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August 21, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Allen County Fairgrounds
2750 Harding Ave.
Lima, Ohio

August 22, 2017

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel
1010 E. Main St
Cambridge City, IN 47327

Funeral Service
August 23, 2017

Time: TBD

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