Charles W Kohr '65


Charles W. Kohr, 61, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away 12:50 P.M., Sunday, October 9, 2005 in his home after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Mr. Kohr was born December 4, 1943 in Great Falls, Montana. He was the son of Samuel L. and Doris (Warren) Kohr. He married Pamela Saunders on September 1, 1968 in Decatur, Illinois.

Charles attended the University of Illinois and was a 1965 graduate, majoring in business and finance. An avid golfer, he was Captain of the U of I Golf Team. He continued his education in Champaign, and was a 1968 graduate of University of Illinois Law School.

Charles served in the U.S. Air Force as a Major and was assigned to the Judge Advocate General's office from 1968-1973. He had served as an attorney for the City of Peoria, Illinois, and later the City of Decatur llinois. He then had private practice through 1987 in Decatur.

Most recently from 1993 to present, he was an Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security. Charles was a member of 1st United Methodist Church, the Jaycees, a former Liaison officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a National Referee of the U.S. Swimming Association.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Pamela, son Matthew Kohr and wife Melanie, daughter Becky Kohr, grandchildren Jacob and Colby Kohr, all of Bakersfield, California, aunt and uncle Jean and Harry Gast of St. Joseph, Michigan, aunt and uncle Betty and Marshall Pollock of Decatur, Illinois. Mr. Kohr was preceded in death by his parents.