Lawrence E. Hohbach, 87, of rural Marcus, died Thursday, May 23, 2007 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. Pastor Liz Pfeifle officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There were also military rites at the gravesite by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.
Lawrence Hohbach was born April 11, 1920 in Tilden Township, Cherokee County, Iowa to Adam and Clara (Briggs) Hohbach. He attended District #8 rural school in Tilden Township.
Hohbach was married to Bernice Ahlgren on November 30, 1941 in South Sioux City, Nebraska. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Pacific and European Theater, from June 30,1942 until his discharge on February 16, 1946. After being discharged, Lawrence returned to farming on the family farm, retiring in 1990. Lawrence was one of the farmers on the cutting edge of contour farming.
Lawrence was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, having served on the Church Council many times. He was a lifetime member of L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F. W. in Cherokee and the F.I. Goodburn Post #517 of the American Legion in Marcus. He enjoyed reading, fishing, tinkering in his shop at the farm and time spent with his family. He entered the Heartland Care Center in November of 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bernice on May 23, 2002, two brothers Wilmer and Lloyd Hohbach, a son-in-law Daniel Boyle, a brother-in-law Kenneth Ahlgren, and a nephew Douglas Hohbach.
He is survived by three children: Marcia Boyle of Rock Rapids; Dennis Hohbach and his wife Shar of Sioux City; Judy Means and her husband Duane of Marcus; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Ruth Hohbach of rural Marcus, currently residing in Wayne, Neb.; Georgia Ahlgren of Del Mar, Calif.; three nephews and one niece.