Herbert Lohman


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Herbert Sherman Lohman, 97, of Hillsdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Maria Cemetery, Hillsdale. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie, with a Masonic service at 4:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Hillsdale United Methodist Church or to Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
Herb was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Dodge Center, Minn., the son of Herman and Esther Loughin Lohman. In 1919, his family settled in rural Hillsdale and established a farm. He attended the one room Enterprise School and high school in Hillsdale and took post graduate classes in agriculture at Geneseo High School, graduating in 1933. Herb later became a school board member of the Enterprise School.
He married Mary Jane Atwood on Aug. 11, 1940, in Geneseo. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1990. They lived on the Lohman farm for their entire married lives and farmed for a living.
He held memberships in the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Hillsdale United Methodist Men, Farm Bureau, Erie Masonic Lodge No. 667 and many antique auto clubs. Herb spent his free time collecting, restoring and showing antique Fords. He enjoyed antique tractors and cars, collecting 70 antique cars through his years. He is the last of the original eight who started the Mississippi Valley Antique Auto Club of the Quad Cities.
He enjoyed many years of fishing in Minnesota with family and friends, and he loved to travel the world.
He is survived by his sons, Ronald (Pamela) Lohman, Erie, Richard (Mary) Lohman, Eldridge, David Lohman, Hillsdale; former daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Lohman, East Moline; son-in-law, Michael Christiansen, Racine, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Sheryl Christiansen; and a granddaughter, Jana Kay Lohman.
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