Vernon's Story

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Vernon Emil Hohmann went to sleep on Saturday, October 14, succumbing from a long bout with Alzheimer's. Vern was born to Emil and Lydia Hohmann in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma where he spent his childhood until graduating High School in 1951. Vern then entered the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country from 1954 to 1956. Following his service Vern attended the University of Oklahoma where he received an Arts Degree in Radio Speech. He went on to serve in federal service until his retirement from the Indian Health Service in 1994. Vern was passionate about flying. He performed a solo flight at the age of 16 and then earned his pilot's license. Vern was always the bright spot among his colleagues. He would always have them laughing at his many dry but humorous jokes and never missed an opportunity to help and be a part of the team.
Vern took one look at a young organist at St. John's Lutheran Church one day and never looked back. He married Carolyn Nahrgang on June 12, 1955 and went on to raise three children: Curt of Las Cruces, NM, Wendell of Reno, NV and Michael of Norman, OK. Vern took upon himself many of the family worries showing his love for his family. Vern enjoyed spending time reading World War II history and once from memory helped one of his sons write a paper on the subject. He enjoyed travel with his family, making it to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.
Vern is survived by his entire immediate family including Jennifer, wife of Wendell, his sister Karen Sawyer and her husband Jerry and numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, LaDonna McConnell and Karla Cessna.
Vern has willed his body to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The family would like to thank the staff of the Norman Veterans Center, Healing Hearts and Valir for their tireless days and night's caring for Vern. They were all very compassionate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2123 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 or St. John's Lutheran Church, Lone Wolf, OK 73655.
Memorial Services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma where Vern was baptized, confirmed and married. We await resurrection day when we will reunite with Vern.
Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Home, Lone Wolf, OK, located at 1400 West Main Lone Wolf, Okla. 580-846-9018. On-line condolences for Vern can be made by visiting www.peoplescooperativefuneralhome.com
Published on October 18, 2017
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