September 22, 1915 – Friday, February 18, 2011
First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Warner W. Hohag, age 95, long time resident of Waverly, MN passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011. Warner was born to Fred & Mary Hohag in Richfield, MN September 22, 1915. The family moved to Waverly in 1917 and Warner lived on and farmed this land his entire lifetime. Warner attended Jandro School and completed his education through 8th grade. On the afternoon of October 18, 1937, Warner took the afternoon off from harvesting corn to marry Louise Painschab. Before settling in Waverly, they spent 2 years farming in Hutchinson, MN on the farm known as the D.J. Murphy Farm. After the birth of their first son John, they moved back to Waverly to establish the home and farm on which they lived for the rest of their life. As time went on 3 more children, Janet, Marcie and Steven, enriched his life and put a sparkle in his eye. From the activities of farm life, many memories were created for family and friends that will remain with everyone forever.
Warner was very active in the community and church in addition to his dairy, beef and crop farming. He enjoyed baseball, bowling and horseshoes. Pity anyone who challenged him to a game of horseshoes as Warner was eager to hear his horseshoe clang, signifying a ringer. After retirement, Warner and Louise enjoyed traveling to many states, and he later relived these trips through the travel journals he wrote. Warner was a part of many people’s lives and we will all miss his gentle smile and quiet humor.
Survived by wife Louise, daughters Janet (John) Helin, Marcie (Kim) Tuma, and son Steven (Patty) Hohag. Grandchildren Amy (Ivan) Swenson, Quay (Nancy) Zander, Kara (Scott) Keister, great-grandchildren; Ellie, Jonathan and Jack Warner Swenson, Rebecca and Jacob Zander, Laura and Tim Keister, and many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, brothers Charles and Stanley, sisters Edna and Vivian, son John and granddaughter Tatum.
Funeral service for Warner Hohag will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
The Organist for the funeral service is Patty Munson and soloist is Kim Tuma.
Interment will follow at The Howard Lake Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011 from 5-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ellie Swenson, Jonathan Swenson, Jack Warner Swenson, Rebecca Zander, Jacob Zander, Laura Keister and Tim Keister.
Pallbearers will be Dean Hohag, Quay Zander, Amy Swenson, Kara Keister, Rick Workman and Ivan Painschab.
Memorials preferred to The United Way, Lake Ridge Care Center or First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.