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Melvin E. Hohn

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Melvin E. Hohn

STERLING – Melvin E. Hohn, 70, of Sterling, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.

Melvin was born June 1, 1942, in Dimock, S.D., the son of Raymond and Ella (Kuster) Hohn. He served in the Navy. Melvin married Jo Ann Jacobsen on July 9, 1966, in Mitchell, S.D. He later married Beverly Pociecha in Mount Carroll. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., in the furnace department for 31 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed his cats, pheasant hunting, going to car shows, and following NASCAR. Melvin was the owner of Hohn Repair. He was a member of American Legion Post 902, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was Officer of the Day.

Survivors include his wife of Sterling; two daughters, Janet (Jeffrey) Tschosik of Dixon and Shari (Michael) Eddinger of Rock Falls; four stepsons, Matthew, Ronald, Michael, and David; three sisters, Edna (Kenneth) Gebel of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Donna (Rich) Steiner of Parkston, S.D., and Karen Mountain of Gillette, Wyo.; two brothers, Delbert Hohn and Dennis (GeGe) Hohn, both of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Evan, Nickolas, Bethany, and Natalie; nine stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Joel Hohn.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak officiating. Military honors will be accorded after the Mass, outside of the church.

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