- March 8, 1918 - April 27, 2003
- Springfield, Illinois
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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: Judy Kohlrus (husband, Scott Brawner) of Springfield; two step-grandchildren: Shannon and Derek Brawner of Springfield; two sisters: Minnie Maurer and Teresa Clay of Springfield; one brother: John (wife, Mary) of Sherman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home from 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 at St. Frances Cabrini Church with Reverend Rodney Schwartz celebrant. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1020 N. Milton, Springfield, Il 62702 or St. Johns Breadline, 430 N. 5th St. Springfield, IL 62703 The family of Edward J. Kohlrus is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.