MONROE — Ferdinand M. Dohmen, 91, of rural Monroe, died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Tarnov, with burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in rural Platte Center. All visitations are at St. Michael’s Catholic Church from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. Scripture service, and continuing at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Ferd was born May 29, 1924, the son of Joseph and Regina (Dusel) Dohmen, northwest of St. Bernard. He was baptized, received first communion, confirmed and attended St. Bernard’s.
Glad to be out of school, he went straight to farming, milking cows and feeding hogs and chickens. At that time horse and buggy was used for transportation.
Then Ferd met Jane Fletcher, the love of his life, so they married June 11, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. They then moved to a farm 8 miles north of Monroe along Shell Creek. As of 2017, he was still on the farm, 85 years of raising cattle, hogs, goats, chickens, ducks and turkeys.
He belonged to the Cornlea Saddle Club, and served on District #17 school board, Madison Creamery board, St. Anthony’s Parish Council and cemetery committee. Ferd also served as president of the Platte Center Lions Club for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7764 of Platte Center and Tarnov.
He also worked at Monroe Alfalfa Mill, D&L and Noonan Equipment, which included driving the state of Nebraska hanging up sale bills. Along with playing cards, one of his biggest pastimes for 16 years was collecting tabs from cans and donating to the Shriners Hospital.
Surviving Ferd are his spouse of 65 years Jane of Monroe; children Deacon Louis and Doris Dohmen of Columbus, Theresa and Leo Cuhel of O’Neill, Karen and Gary Kuhr of Platte Center, Joyce and Dan Buresch of Platte Center, Dennis and Sherri Dohmen of Monroe, Diane and Joe Hruska of Ulysses and Herman of Columbus; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; infant son Richard; brothers Michael Dohmen and Ervin Dohmen; and sisters Rosalia Werner and Delores Zach.
Arrangements by Duesman Funeral Chapel in Humphrey.