Patricia L. (Wilson) Bohlander

Born: Sun., Dec. 20, 1931
Died: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
Location: Allen County Fairgrounds

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

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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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Kelvin and Barbara Canady
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
All our love and hugs to the entire family, the world sure lost a beautiful lady today..........heavens gain.....

Robert Wyrick
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
My sympathies to all the family and friends. I knew Patty very well from
the High School Alumni meetings and the Milton Christian Church. God
Bless you all in your time of loss and sorrow.

Dana Conner
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
I am very sorry for the loss of Ms. Pat. When I first met her she was the most wonderful lady I have ever met and always spoke to me when ever we would pass on the midway. All of you are in my prayers and your mom was the best person I ever met. I love you all and know the fair will never be the same without her.

Timothy & Laura Mae Cooper family
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Pat, we will miss you greatly, you were a big influence in our lives and our children's lives as well. Thank you for being such a wonderful person

Carl & Sharon Buehrer
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Pat, will miss you at the Fulton Co.Fair. Even
though Carl doesn't head the fair , we still enjoy you
and your family. Just keeping in touch met alot.

Delbert, Nancy & Katie Teeters
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Pat was an absolutely wonderful person. The entire family has brought joy to many people and helped to create many memories. Prayers and blessings to the entire family. The lights will shine even brighter.

Larry Sears
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Bob Walsh
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Gary and Tim
Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a very special person and always helpful and happy. She is with Jack now in heaven. God bless her and all of your families

Dwight & Annette Smith in Milton
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. She was an asset to the community. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Scott Siefker
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017


We are very sorry for your loss. Condolences from Showmen Supplies and the Siefker family.

Marsha and RD Pierce
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about Pat. She has been a very special person in our lives. I'm sorry I can't be there at the service but know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
So very sorry to read about Patty. I always had a warm spot in my heart for her (and we do have mutual cousins) but especially after I had two special girls in my Sunday School class-who were and are such a joy to know--you both remind me of your mother. I know you and all the family will mis her so much. She was very proud of you all--she had a right to be proud!! She did a good job raising you all!!!!Blessings to each and every one but especially to my Becky and Kelly!! B.Beth

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