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Stanley Stephen “Tim” Hohag

Stanley Stephen “Tim” Hohag, age 84 of Waverly, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, peacefully, at his home.

He was born June 5, 1920 to Fred and Mary (Steg) Hohag on their farm, north of Waverly.

The outbreak of World War II saw Stan going to California to work in the Douglas Aircraft plant.

While living in California, Stanley married Anna Marie Painschab March 7, 1942.

The young couple soon returned to Minnesota, and Stan was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was assigned to serve in the China-Burma-India theater during the war, in the Army Engineer Depot Company.

Following the end of the war, Stanley and Anna returned to Waverly, where Stanley continued to farm for many years with his brother, Warner. He semi-retired from farming in 1979, when his son, Dean, took over the dairy farm, although he continued to help as much and as long as his health allowed.

Stanley will be remembered for his hard work ethic, his inventive and mechanical skills, and his fine woodworking abilities.

As a younger man, Stan enjoyed dancing and bowling. He was a natural horticulturist, and took great pleasure in growing plants and landscaping.

In his retirement, Stan enjoyed feeding and watching birds and doing jigsaw puzzles.

He was an active member of the Charles Clausen American Legion Post 305 of Waverly, a long-time member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Waverly, and more recently, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.

Stan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anna; his children: Karen Fadden, Ron Fadden, Kathy and Rick Workman, and Dean and Joan Hohag; his brother, Warner “Steve” and wife Louise Hohag; his grandchildren: Paul Fadden, Jolie Frederickson, Nick Fadden, John Workman, Luther and Holly Workman, and Jacob Workman; and one great-grandchild, Alexander Fadden.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Hohag; and his brothers and sisters and their spouses: Chuck and Mary Hohag, Edna and Ralph Hjlem, and Vivian and Harold Irwin.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, with the Rev. Myra Carroll-Pizzilla officiating. Music was provided by Patricia Munson, Nick Fadden, and Jacob Workman. Interment followed in the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Nick Fadden, Paul Fadden, Steven Hohag, Jacob Workman, John Workman, and Luther Workman.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake handled the arrangements.

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