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James E. Bogener, age 72 of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home.

James was born April 29, 1947 in Keokuk, IA, the oldest son of Elmer Edward and Helen Morrison Bogener.

He was united in marriage to Teresa Jones and to this union one son, James Winston Bogener, was born.  He later married Nancy Szymanski on September 9, 2003.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; one son, Dr. James Winston Bogener, M.D., his wife, Megan, and their four children of Kansas City, MO; one brother, John A. Bogener and his wife, Connie, of St. Charles, MO; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

James attended Kahoka High School,  Culver Stockton College and then the University of MO at St. Louis (UMSL).  He was a US Army Veteran where he was a foreman and repairman of steam locomotives.

Until his retirement, he was an engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad.  Following his retirement he worked at Walmart in St. Charles.  He returned to Kahoka in 2008 and worked briefly at Ayerco.

James was of the Methodist Faith and a former Boy Scout.  He was a member of St. Francisville Lodge #588, A.F. & A.M., and of the Southeast Iowa Antique Car Club.  He was active in the Midwest Old Threshers and in the Historical Society in Kahoka.  He was very interested in and spent many hours researching ancestry.

A memorial service and military rites will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Nancy Bogener c/o Wilson Funeral Home.

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