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Louise M. Hohag, 97

Louise Margaret Painschab Hohag, age 97, longtime resident of Marysville Township, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013.

She was born Dec. 4, 1915, to John and Elizabeth (Hinteregger) Painschab, on the shores of Lake Charlotte, where the family owned a resort. The family moved to Waverly in March 1933.

It was here that she met her future husband, Warner Hohag. They were united in marriage Oct. 18, 1937, and lived in Hutchinson for two years, where their first son, John, was born.

In 1939, they returned to the Hohag farm north of Waverly to live and begin their own heritage. As time went on, three more children, Janet, Marcie, and Steven, filled the second-floor bedrooms.

They made the farm their home for 70 years and created memories that will last forever for family and friends. Louise remained in her farm home until January 2010, when she moved to the Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo to be near Warner.

Over her 73 years as a farm wife and partner, Louise was also active in the community. She was a 4-H leader, a member of the Women’s Association for both Waverly and Howard Lake Presbyterian churches, Farm Bureau, Waverly Senior Citizens, and the QQ Club. Louise also enjoyed bowling and Minnesota Twins Baseball.

She is survived by daughters Janet (John) Helin, and Marcie (Kim) Tuma; son Steven (Patty) Hohag; grandchildren Amy (Ivan) Swenson, Quay (Nancy) Zander, Kara (Scott) Keister, Jeff Tuma and Jeni Tuma; great-grandchildren Ellie, Jonathan, and Jack Swenson, Rebecca and Jacob Zander, Laura and Tim Keister, Brayden and Nicholas Tuma.; sisters Anna Hohag and Rose Skonberg and many other relatives and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Warner; parents John and Elizabeth Painschab; son John; granddaughter Tatum Zander; brothers John, Leonard, Arnold, Joe, Herman and George; and sisters Elizabeth, Antonia, and Charlotte.

Funeral services for Louise Hohag took place Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake with the Rev. Ken Ribe officiating. Interment followed at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, March 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Ellie Swenson, Jonathan Swenson, Jack Swenson, Rebecca Zander, Jacob Zander, Laura Keister, and Tim Keister.

Casket bearers were Dean Hohag, Quay Zander, Amy Swenson, Kara Keister, Rick Workman, and Tom Lindstrom.

Memorials preferred to the Lake Ridge Care Center or First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.