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Bohannan, Merrill L.
Merrill L. "Bo" Bohannan, 79, of Galesburg, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at home.

He was born August 22, 1932 in Galesburg, the son of Dewey and Luella S. Blakslee Bohannan. He married Catherine L. Sheehan on June 20, 1954 in Watertown, Mass.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy; a daughter, Lori Bohannan of Galesburg; a son, Steven Bohannan of Galesburg; and a cousin, Ricki Raymond of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bo worked in shipping at the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation for 28 years before retiring. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1950. He served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. Bo was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Dew Dusters. He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Cremation will be accorded. No visitation or service is planned. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus or American Cancer Society. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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