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Christopher Neil Bogan
September 9, 1972 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old
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Christopher Neil Bogan, 51 years old, unexpectedly passed away October 8, 2023. Chris was born in Wilmington and was a 1990 graduate of Blanchester High School. He proudly served his country as a crew chief on the Blackhawk helicopter in the U. S. Army from 1990 to 1998. He was stationed at Fort Ord, Monterey, California, spent time in Haiti during Operation Peacekeepers, and retired from the Army while stationed at Fort Drum, Watertown, New York. In 1996, Chris received the Soldiers’ Medal for his heroism in rescuing a man from a burning car. After leaving the Army, Christopher attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies. He worked as an addiction counselor until 2023. Chris married his wife, Jane in 2011 and they settled in Wilmington in 2016. Chris enjoyed participating in fantasy football and golf with his friends and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoyed listening to many types of music, attended many concerts, and had an extensive knowledge about his favorite bands and musicians. More than anything, Chris loved his family and attending his nephews’ sporting events and family gatherings over the years. Chris is survived by his wife, Jane; parents Donna (Rick) Clevenger of Sabina, Ohio, and Michael (Lora) Bogan of Xenia, Ohio; siblings Amanda (Bill) Knauff of Jamestown, Ohio, Bethany (Zachary) Hanenkrat of Springboro, Ohio, and Erin (Martin) Reeder of Springboro, Ohio; nephews and nieces Bryceson (Molly) Knauff of Jamestown, Ohio, Brant Knauff of Jamestown, Ohio, Connor Hanenkrat of Springboro, Ohio, Isaac Hanenkrat of Springboro, Ohio, Cecelia Reeder of Springboro, Ohio, SarahJean Hanenkrat of Springboro, Ohio, and Cassie Reeder of Springboro, Ohio; three aunts; numerous cousins; and beloved kitties Gabby Joy and Greta Hope. Chris was preceded in death by grandparents Joseph and Zella Bogan and Howard and Louise Williamson and by his beloved kitty Cleo Love. The Celebration of Christopher’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington, Ohio. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A. M., and the service will be at 11:00 A. M. Burial will be in the Sabina Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joseph House (1526 Republic St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202); Wilmington Lions Club (PO Box 104, Wilmington, OH 45177; please specify that it is a memorial for Christopher Bogan); or the organization of your choice.