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RIchard Hohl 1897-1966

HOHL, SESLER, BAILEY, FEDDERSEN, BYNUM

Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 1/16/2021 at 08:19:14

27 January 1966 - The Tipton Conservative

Richard Sanford Hohl, 68, West Liberty, a retired lieutenant of the Iowa Highway Patrol, died Jan. 18 at Veterans hospital in Iowa City, after a heart attack. He had entered the hospital Jan. 15.

Funeral services were Jan. 21 at the West Liberty Methodist church. Burial was in Oakridge cemetery.

Mr. Hohl was born Nov. 11, 1897, at Clinton, son of John and Nine Hohl. He married Dorothy Sesler of Fairfield, Feb. 19, 1937, at Monmouth, Ill.

He was one of the original 53 patrolmen hired when the Patrol was organized in 1935, and served in the department for 24 years. Mr. Hohl served in World Wars I and II, being discharged from the army as a captain in 1946. He had resided in West Liberty since 1956 and was director of the town's Civil Defense department.

A member of the Masonic Lodge, Mr. Hohl belonged to the Consistory and Kaaba Shrine Temple of Davenport. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting association, the Iowa Sheriffs' association, the American Legion at Clinton, a charter member of the National Sojourners and Kelsey Lodge 659, Sturgis, Ky.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Karlyene) Bailey, West Liberty; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert, Birmingham, Mich., and Roy, Camanche; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Feddersen, Clarence, and Mrs. Martha Bynum of California.

A brother preceded him in death.


 

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