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“Joyce and family, So sorry to hear of Bernard passing. I saw him at a funeral luncheon this year at the legion and he always says hi to me. He was...Read More »
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Bernard F. Lohman, 91, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home.

Born June 9, 1923 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Barney and Margaret (Koepping) Lohman. He married Mary Ella Dorothy, they later divorced.

Survivors include his four daughters Dorth Lohman of West Point, Iowa, Donna Lohman of Sydney, Illinois, Rita (Rick Beavers) Lohman of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Joyce (Dennis) Kruse of Thorndale, Pennsylvania, three sons Dave (Deb Cook) Lohman of New London, Iowa, Jeff Lohman of Bettendorf, Iowa and Mark Lohman of West Point, Iowa, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one brother Urban Lohman of Farmers Branch, Texas, three sisters Gerry Corn of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Monica Mathena of Nixa, Missouri and Mary Catherine Scolaro of West Chester, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Richard "Dick" Lohman, one daughter Dori Schwenker and one infant daughter Mary, four sisters Jeanice Sanders, Sr. Jeanice Lohman, Betty Fedler and Marge Mitchell.

Bernard farmed, worked in manufacturing at IAAP, then Ortho and retired from Armour Dial. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, the Knights of Columbus Council #2286 and the West Point Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668 where he served as past post commander and had held many other offices. Currently Bernard was on the Legion's house committee and he had spent many hours at the Legion tending to the club. Bernard was a World War II Marine Veteran. He enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, reading, hand corn husking and watching sports. He was a mentor to his children and grandchildren.

Friends may call and meet with the family from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 2:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa with Father Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in West Point, Iowa with full military rites presented by Holtz Geers American Legion Post #668.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Holtz-Geers American Legion, the Holtz-Geers American Legion Auxiliary or the West Point Fire & Rescue.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.