Posted by thereselohmann (+7) 2 years ago
WAYZATA — Mark Lohmann, 80, of Wayzata, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2017, with his wife of 58 years Marilyn and his family by his side.

Born in Minneapolis on Nov. 2, 1936, Mark attended high school in Ortonville, Minnesota, and graduated in 1958, from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned degrees in economics and business management and played baseball, football and hockey. He married Marilyn in 1959, in New York City. Mark and Marilyn moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he worked at Liturgical Press at St. John’s University, then to Ortonville, Minnesota, where he worked at Lohmann Motors. He continued his career in the auto business at Lohmann Motors in Miles City, where he and his family lived for 18 years. Mark loved Montana and all it has to offer. He lived the majority of the past 30 years in Buffalo, Minnesota, and worked at several auto dealerships in the Twin Cities metro area. A devoted husband and loving father, he was also an avid sports fan closely following his beloved Johnnies, Gopher hockey, and Twins baseball. He was fond of playing golf, but his greatest joys in life were the times spent with family and friends. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Mark spent the last 15 years of his life battling recurring non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, ultimately succumbing to an unrelated glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.

He was preceded in death by infant daughter Michelle and mother and father, Frances E. (Barry) and Stanford D. Lohmann. In addition to his wife Marilyn, Mark is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Lohmann, Therese Lohmann, Carolyn Taylor, Amy (Jerry) Smith, Allison (Matt) Gruhn and Bethany (David) Slack; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Chelsey (Brandon) Werth and children Riah, Thaddaeus, Henrietta, and Francis, Lauren (Chris) Hoeschen and son, Easton, Jack, Mark and Will Taylor, Madison and Gabrielle Gruhn, Taylor and Hunter Slack; brother, John Lohmann and sister, Mary Findlay. The family would like to thank caregiver Famatta Mary and also the Park Nicollet Hospice Team for excellent care.

Visitation Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 5-7:30 p.m., at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd in Wayzata. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m., at the Church of St. Bartholomew, 630 E Wayzata Blvd in Wayzata. Reception to follow. Should it be desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter or to Park Nicollet Hospice.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1340) 2 years ago
I seem to remember a Bethany that attended Sacred Heart with us until, the 4th grade or so when they moved away from town. I'm certain her parents were involved with one of the car dealerships in town.

I live just around the corner from Wayzata now. I'm always amazed at what a small world we actually live in.
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Posted by thereselohmann (+7) 2 years ago
Hello-

I read that Jack passed. I am so sorry.

Therese
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Posted by thereselohmann (+7) 2 years ago
Bethany is now in Nevada
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Posted by Bridgier (+8275) 2 years ago
Allison was in my class, they left after sixth grade, if I remember correctly.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1579) 2 years ago
Therese, I did hear from Amy about his passing. Being that I grew up one block away from your family I have all kinds of memories of growing up with all of you.

My sincere condolences to you all. I am sorry. I hope you find comfort in the end of his suffering and I wish you all the best.
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+377) 2 years ago
Therese,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Glad he is no longer suffering. He was a cool dad to your friends. Big hug!

Barb
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Posted by John Uden (+206) 2 years ago
So sorry to hear of Marks passing. My dad managed Miles City Motors before Mark purchased it from J.P. Johnson and my dad, Ed Uden, actually designed the new dealership on east Main St. But dad passed away in April of 1965 so he never got to see the new dealership. Mark was very good to my mom after that and mom even bought a new Olds Cutlas from Mark in 1970. My dad would really have liked Mark as they were both very professional and cared about their customers.
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Posted by Rob Shipley (+426) 2 years ago
Mark Lohmann was a true asset in Miles City and Eastern Montana. He bought Dick Richardson Chevrolet in 1968 and did many things for Miles City as a whole. I was just home from active duty in the U.S. Navy in May, 1984, and Mark Lohmann sold me a beautiful red 1974 Corvette.......for wholesale. The entire Lohmann families will be missed forever.
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