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Chris Bohnsack

Funeral mass for Christopher D. “Chris” Bohnsack of Jackson, was held Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Father Randolph Tochtrop was celebrant. Graveside rites were held at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Leopold. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Koeller, John Randol, Chris Martin, Michael Martin, Chad Beussink, Matt Edwards, Bobby LaRue and Matt Peters. A Knights of Columbus rosary was held Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Chris, 44, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, to Darell and Dolores Jansen Bohnsack.

Chris was a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School. He subsequently attended Southeast Missouri State University and earned a bachelor of science degree in business.

Chris worked several years at the K.C. Hall in Jackson and several years at Kohlfeld Distributing in Jackson.

He was a 4th-degree knight of Bishop-Timon K.C. Council in Jackson.

Loving survivors include a son, Clayton Bohnsack of Jackson, his parents, Darell and Dolores Bohnsack of Jackson, a brother, Craig (Elizabeth) Bohnsack and children, Chase, Colton and Cohen of Cape Girardeau, his former wife, Stacy Palmer Bohnsack of Jackson, aunts and uncles, Randal (the late Debbie) Bohnsack, Diane (Paul) Keller, Yvonne (Jamie) Crawford, Jerene (John) Lovell, Gina (the late Leroy) Jansen and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cleo and Freida Bohnsack, Simon and Theodora Jansen, an uncle, Leroy Jansen and an aunt, Debbie Bohnsack.

Memorials to Bishop Timon K.C. Council are appreciated.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Chris’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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