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Arthur G. Hohn

Arthur G. Hohn, 96, of Shawano, passed away Sept. 12, 2018. Art was born on May 29, 1922, in a farmhouse in the Town of Seneca, the son of the late Edwin A. and Ethilda (Otto) Hohn. On Dec. 11, 1943, he was united in marriage to Wilma V. Gresen in Shawano. Wilma preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1990. The most life changing experience they had was when they both gave their hearts to Jesus Christ and were filled with the Holy Spirit. It changed the course of their lives and their children. Art worked as a farmer for a short while in Amherst when he experienced a life-threatening illness. They left the farm and moved back to Shawano area where, after a long recovery, he began driving commercial truck, hauling general freight, fuel and chemicals for most of his working life. After retirement, Art began driving school bus, which he did for many years. Art enjoyed horses and seemingly always had at least one or two in the pasture. As a young student, he had his horse, Carson, trained to show up when school was over so he could ride him home. Love of horses continued after marriage. Upon one occasion while Wilma was washing the dinner dishes and looking out the window at the latest horse to show up, she was overheard to say, “There goes my dishwasher.” He bought and sold horses, especially if he could “make a five.” Art was a member of the Shawano Assembly of God (River Valley Church), where he served as a board member, Sunday school teacher and until his later years attended faithfully, taking up singing in the choir after retirement.

Art is survived by his three sons, Lee (Judy), of Shawano, Lloyd (Linda), of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Larry (Janette), of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; daughter, Lynelle (Thomas) Gauthier, of Fort Worth, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet; one granddaughter, Shere Janette, daughter of Larry and Janette; his wife, Wilma; his two sisters, Doris and Ellen; his brother, Donald; and his parents, Edwin and Ethilda.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at River Valley Church in Shawano with the Rev. Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Kindred Hearts of Shawano staff for their loving care and compassion of their father in his last years. Thankfulness also to Lee and Judy Hohn for their willingness to take care of all the business and medical needs of Art.