VIRGIL WAYNE HOHN

V. Hohn webVirgil Wayne Hohn, of rural Mora, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis. He was 74 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rita Clasemann presiding.

VISITATION will be from 6-8pm on Wednesday, March 3rd at the Akkeramn Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery of Mora.

Virgil Wayne Hohn, of Mora, MN, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Virgil’s struggles with emphysema and heart problems resulted in his hospitalization almost continuously since December 1, 2009. He was 74 years old.

Virgil was born July 14, 1935 at Hendricks, Minnesota, the eldest child of Arnold and Alice (Gilbert) Hohn. Virgil’s maternal ancestry has been traced back to 1638 in the Massachusetts colony.

At about four years of age Virgil moved with his family to Kanabec County where he resided all of his life except for one year near Portland, Oregon when his father worked in the shipyards during WWII.

Virgil attended grade schools in Jasper, MN, Scappoose (Portland) OR and country schools: Willard and Hamilton in Kanabec County. He served in the Army infantry from May 20, 1958 to May 13, 1960. He completed basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado and then served as a machine gunner and troop truck driver at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He earned his GED Certificate while in the military.

On January 20, 1968, Virgil was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Carrigan at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie, MN, and together they raised their two sons, Myron and Clovis. They lived by Ann Lake for a few years and then moved to their farm in Knife Lake Township where they raised livestock and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables from their garden.

During his working years Virgil was employed as a carpenter, spray painter and welder for several local employers including Braco Inc.of Braham; Blaw Knox, Mora Industries, Inc and HonMetFab, Inc. He was self-employed several years working with his father manufacturing parts for landing craft used in the Viet Nam War.

As a young man Virgil enjoyed roller skating at Fish Lake Resort and dancing to old tyme music at Ann Lake and Fish Lake Resorts. Virgil played drums in Arnie’s Concertina Band, his father’s band, for many years at several establishments in the local area. In later years he enjoyed deer hunting with his sons.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife Patricia; brother Stanley; infant half-sister Amelia; step-mother Ruth; sister-in-law Eunice (Charles) Hohn; infant niece Diane Hohn and infant nephew Steven Hohn.

He is survived by his sons Myron of rural Mora, and Clovis (Arlene) of rural Brook Park; grandson Jared Hohn of Brook Park; brothers Charles (fianc Sharon Carlson) and Wesley (Sharon) of Cambridge; half-sisters Linda (LeRoy) Templin of Cambridge; Sandra Hohn of Brainerd; Rhonda (Alan) Morgan of Roseville; Brenda (Keith) Massner of Las Vegas, Nevada; half-brother Arnold (Kristy) of Mora; sister-in-law Geraldine Hohn of Isanti; brother-in-law Robert (Ginger) Carrigan of Buffalo Lake; two aunts and uncles and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora with Rita Clasemann of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. Military honors were provided by the Mora American Legion Post #201. Casket bearers were Karl Hohn, Aaron Hohn, Ethan Hohn, Edwin Carrigan, Allan Morgan and LeRoy Templin. Honorary casket bearers were Gary Berulson and Frank Carrigan. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mora.

One guestbook entry for VIRGIL WAYNE HOHN

  1. Lucy (Vogel) Schaefer March 9, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My mom and dad (Bonnie and Rudy Vogel) were good friends with Arnold and Ruth. As a child I spent many times at there home enjoying Arnie playing his concertina.
    Lucy

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