Robert Chohon Sr.

GRAND ISLAND — Robert J. “Bob” Chohon Sr., 62, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The Rev. Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel, 2929 South Locust, Grand Island.

Bob was born on Jan. 5, 1949, in Humphrey, the son of Henry and Lucille (Steiner) Chohon.

Bob was raised in Central City, graduating from Central City High School. On April 7, 1969, he was inducted into the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.  He served for four years and 3 tours of duty. Bob was stationed on the U.S.S. Horne, a destroyer off the coast of Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 23, 1973. He was united in marriage to Kathy Lockard on Oct. 28, 1967. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Kathy; children and their spouses, Bob Jr. and Dawna of Hurricane, W. Va, John and Christina of Shenandoah, Iowa, Christopher and Tammy of Grand Island and Jason and Janeece of Grand Island; brothers and their spouses, David and Kathy of Tucson, Ariz., and Dale and Larae of Columbus; sisters and their spouses, Lorraine and Don Hartl of Platte Center, Bernice and Larry Ave of Loveland, Colo., and Sharon and Marlin Schweitzer of Cairo.

He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Mitchell Chohon, Melanie Chohon, Zachary Chohon, Justin Chohon, Jocelyn Perryman, Kambria Chohon, Madeleine Chohon, Abby Vance, Jacob Vance, and Will Vance.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Following his discharge from the military, Bob became a welder for Case New Holland for 32 years. He was active in many organizations throughout his life. Bob was an usher at Resurrection Church, a 6th grade CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Cathedral, a member of the safety committee at Case IH, active in the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Bob was an avid model railroader and a member of two different model train clubs and hosted a tour for the Union Pacific Railroad Historical Society.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island.

Condolences may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.

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