TOMAH, Wis. – Herman A. Lohneis, 89, of Tomah, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah.
He was born July 5, 1923, to John and Barbara (Reh) Lohneis in Huntley. He was united in marriage to Ann (Kahl) Ackman on July 5, 1958.
He served in World War II in the 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima, receiving a Purple Heart
. He worked for FD Farnum Co. for 40 years, starting out in Chicago and moving to Necedah, Wis., in 1965.
He retired in 1988. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, bingo, playing cards and especially meeting and visiting with his friends at McDonald's. Herman will be remembered for his big smile. He was a devoted husband, and a loving stepfather, grandpa and brother.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann of Tomah; two step-daughters, Karen (Allan) Frohling of Medford, Wis., and Margene Mobley of Huntley; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Mary) of Potomac, Md.; a brother-in-law, Vernon Ewert of Huntley; a special niece, Mary Argall; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, 1st Lt. Andrew Lohneis, who was killed in World War II; and a sister, Catherine Ewert.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, with military honors.
The family requests that donations in Herman's name be given to the new Hospice Floor at the VA Medical Center – Tomah.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.
The family also would like to thank the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of building 402A at the Tomah VA for the excellent care that was given to Herman, and all the kindness that was shown to his family during this difficult time.
James A. O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley is assisting with local arrangements. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111.