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Arthur H. Lohmeyer

October 17, 1919 — March 2, 2012

Arthur Henry Ralph Lohmeyer, 92, died March 2, 2012, at Journey House Hospice in Lincoln, NE. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Judy Hill officiated. Sheila Ouellette played the organ while Dr. James Smart sang "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross" and "Children of the Heavenly Father." The congregation sang "O Day Full of Grace" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Arthur was born October 17, 1919, in Linn, KS, the son of Albert Fredrick and Marie Sophia (Laue) Lohmeyer. Arthur was confirmed and graduated from the Zion Lutheran Church and School, Linn, in 1933. After three semesters at Linn High School the Great Depression forced him to hire out as a farm hand. He returned to school after Pearl Harbor to learn sheet metal repair, and joined the Army Air Force as an aircraft repairman. He spent the war in India and China repairing airplanes for the 374th Bomber Squadron, 308th Group. On August 17, 1941, he married Mildred Elizabeth Loges, daughter of Henry and Anna Loges of Hanover. In 1948, Art opened Lohmeyer Blacksmith and Welding Shop on Highway 36 in Washington, where he worked until his retirement. He took pride in being able to repair broken equipment and often reinforcing it to stronger than new condition. He enjoyed people, solving their problems and getting them back to work. Art had a large garden to help feed his family thanks to the Mildred’s canning skills. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting volunteering at Kansas Specialty Dog, and being a part of the community of Washington. He was also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. After they retired, Art and Mildred enjoyed camping and wintered in Yuma, AZ, where they developed friendships with the “Snowbirds” who flocked there. Art and Mildred moved to Lincoln in 2008 to be closer to Jim and Beth when the limitations of age kept them from caring for their home and one another adequately. Survivors include James (Beth) Lohmeyer, Eagle, NE, and Richard (Ann) Lohmeyer, Broomfield, CO; two grandsons, Joe (Misty) Lohmeyer, Hays, KS, and Scott (Jamie) Lohmeyer, Centennial, CO; three great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred; brothers, Orville and LaVern; sisters, Charlotte (Melvin) Hornbostel, Alma (Raymond) Smith and Adela (Walter) Langrehr. A memorial fund has been established to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Kansas Specialty Dog Service. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Arthur H. Lohmeyer, please visit our flower store.


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