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Donald C. Hohman
Jan. 20, 1938 - Apr. 24, 2018
Sutton resident, Donald C. Hohman, 80, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE.
A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Sutton, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at the church with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton, NE with military rites by the American Legion Argonne Post #61, Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Thursday, from 1 p.m. Ė 5 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.
Donald C. Hohman a woodworker, fly-fisherman and avid outdoorsman was born in Nebraska City, NE January 20, 1938, to Charles P and Helen L (Peterson) Hohman.
Donald developed his love for the outdoors as a young boy spending time with his father Charles and brothers, Robert and Marshall. He frequently spoke of childhood memories with his brothers and cousins, John and Jerry Hohman. Donald graduated from Omaha Technical High School. During his high school years, he helped out at his fatherís garage, Hohman Garage, and developed a love for small cars, particularly convertibles.
After graduation from high school, Donald joined the United States Coast Guard and was proud of his service. Donald returned to live in Omaha, NE and attended Omaha School of Art. He frequently spoke of this period of his life as being very happy and he particularly loved sharing stories of his friend and mentor, Phillip Cathcart, who introduced him to the beauty and grace of fly fishing and the artistry of tying flies.
In 1964, Donald married Judy Anderson and they had three daughters, Laura, Lisa and Leslea. In Omaha, Donald worked as a carpenter for Peter Kiewit and was supportive of his wife, Judy, as she attended the UNO Physician Assistant Program. As a young father, Donald was always trying to find a way to convince his wife to enjoy fishing as much as he did. His family remembers one particular fishing trip. Donald had all three girls lined up with new cane poles and bobbers, each waiting to get started. Baiting the hooks with worms proved particularly challenging. After getting Lori and Lisa started with lines in the water, he attempted to help his toddler daughter Leslea. Frustrated at the challenge of putting a large worm on a small hook, Leslea bit the worm in half. Lori and Lisa screamed in horror. The fishing part of the day was over and the family enjoyed roasting marshmallows and eating símores. The family fishing trips never resumed and Donald enjoyed many afternoons fishing in peace.
During the next 20 years, Donald spent many wonderful days with family and friends hunting, fishing and enjoying life outdoors. Donald and his family moved a few times to Sargent, Sutton, and Franklin Nebraska. Ultimately, Donald and Judy returned to Sutton where they have lived for 25 years.
As a self-employed carpenter, Donald had many opportunities to enjoy his art of woodworking and carpentry. He was proud of the home he built for his wife Judy and family. Donald spent many months working on the home incorporating special finishes throughout. In addition to his skills as a carpenter, Donald was an accomplished woodworker. He especially enjoyed making black powder rifles. Donald was proud of the details he put into each unique black powder rifle and enjoyed showing them to friends and family. Donald enjoyed membership in different Black Powder groups around Nebraska and most recently was a member of Rock Creek Renegades.
Most important to Donald was sharing his love of the outdoors with his grandchildren, Chad, Samantha, Jake, Ryan, Charles, Garrett and Devin. He was also a proud great-grandfather to Trestyn, Jaelee and Kynlee. His time with them, whether fishing by a small pond, walking the fields during hunting season or sharing his love of black powder shooting are all treasured memories of his family.
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