Robert R. Hohl
Robert Rodney Hohl was born Feb. 11, 1934, on the family farm south of Wauneta, Nebraska, to Fred and Bernice (Kitt) Hohl. As a young man he attended country grade school and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1952.
On Aug. 28, 1955, he married Ruth Irene Hill in Imperial, and to this union three children were born: Karmon, Ronald and Kenneth. The couple first settled on the Truman Kitt farm (Robert’s grandfather), south of Wauneta. They continued farming for many years until retiring and making Wauneta their home.
Bob, as he was known, was one of the first farmers to place irrigation wells on the south divide. He was a very meticulous farmer known for his straight tractor passes. Taking care of the land and planting trees was also very important to him. Bob didn’t stop with his own farming; he helped friends and neighbors whenever he could. He also owned and operated a wheat cleaning business in the later years.
Bob was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wauneta and a barbershop chorus group. He had many hobbies including trap shooting, golfing, fishing and attending farm sales and auctions with his friend Donald Donze. He assisted his children with their 4-H projects and he especially enjoyed refurbishing old farm machinery and riding motorcycles.
Bob passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center, in Wauneta. He was 84 years of age.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Wauneta; daughter Karmon (Rick) Johnson of McCook; sons Ronald (Joni) Hohl of Loveland, Colorado, and Kenneth Hohl of Wauneta; grandchildren Aaron (Nen) Felker and children Jeremy, Gabriel, and Isaiah; Dayle (Brandon) Laird and child Brohdy; Clint Johnson and Alex Hohl.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother Truman Hohl and granddaughter, Amanda Hohl.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta with Pastor Elias Mukindia and Rev. Gary Hunt officiating. Inurnment at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been suggested to the Wauneta EMTs.
Online condolences maybe left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was entrusted with arrangements.