George Hoehne, 84, of Sandusky, passed away on Monday morning, May 20, 2013, in his home after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Hetzbach, Oldenwald, Germany. George was a soldier in the German Army at the age of 16. Imprisoned in a French prisoner of war camp at age 17, George walked by night from France back to his home in Germany.
George was a railroad engineer in Germany. Once in Sandusky, he worked as a printer for Sandusky Folding Box for 35 years, then part-time for Lake Shore Graphics.
George was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he played on the Zion 5 dartball team. He and his wife, Ann, also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 12 years. But for George, family was his top priority.
George is survived by his wife, Anna (Holt) Hoehne; daughter-in-law, Cindi, of Columbus; grandsons, Andrew, Jay and Bradley; brother, Ludwig Böhmig, of Germany; sisters, Hilda Johne and Hannelore (Jacob) Neff, of Germany; foster brother, Otto Berg, of Ontario, Canada; brother- and sister-in-law, Dewey and Adele Holt and their family, of Canada; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, George “Butch”, in 2008; father, mother, and step-father; and brothers, Willie Höhne and Karl Höhne.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2 at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate. A luncheon at the church will immediately follow funeral services. Private burial will be on Thursday in Africa Cemetery in Lewis Center, Ohio, where George will be laid to rest next to his son, Butch.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Zion Lutheran Church.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with his family at toftfh.com.