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 John Vernon Tomhave

John Vernon Tomhave

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Jan 1999 (aged 86)
Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 79576115 · View Source
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AUSTIN -- The funeral for John Vernon Tomhave was today at Faith Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Dale Schaffer officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.

Mr. Tomhave, 86, of Austin, a retired Hormel Foods Corp. employee, died Friday (Jan. 15, 1999) at Austin Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Wacouta Township, Goodhue County. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and received the Bronze Medal. After the war, he moved to Austin and was employed at Hormel for 35 years until his retirement and then delivered flowers for Johnson Floral for several years. On Feb. 7, 1942, he married Katharine Gerdes. She died Sept. 12, 1970. He married Marie Feil on April 22, 1972, and she survives. Mr. Tomhave enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, carpentry, flower gardening, singing and housework. He was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church, and was active in the choir and church work. He was a member of American Legion Post 91.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Tinka (Mrs. Jon) Nelson of Rochester, Maggie (Mrs. Gary) George of Red Wing and Bobby Jo (Mrs. Ron) Kraft of Austin; a stepson, LeRoy Feil of Watertown, S.D.; three stepdaughters, Sharon (Mrs. Don) Burgess of Austin, Susan (Mrs. Gerry) Henricks of Farmington, Minn., and Sheila Roberts of Kentwood, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sister, Esther Revoir of Red Wing and Clara Lysacker of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and two brothers, Walter of Austin and Alfred of Red Wing. He was preceded in death by a grandson, five brothers and three sisters.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.



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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79576115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Vernon Tomhave (29 Sep 1912–15 Jan 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79576115, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .