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July 16, 2014

Owen G. Hoehne

LAFAYETTE — Owen G. Hoehne, 89, Lafayette and Sun City, Ariz., passed away from us on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette.

Owen began his life on Nov. 12, 1924, in the Twelve Mile area before moving to the farming community of rural Fulton. He was the son of Paul A. and Nellie A. Skinner Hoehne.

He graduated from Fulton High school and later earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from Purdue University in connection with the military and University of Minnesota. Owen spent three years in the Army Air Force. He then returned home to Fulton County where he was married on June 22, 1946, at the Fulton United Brethren Church to Marilou P. Hartzler.

As a married couple, they moved their life to Otterbein, where Owen taught high school math and physics for 14 years. Later, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he continued teaching the same subjects at Phoenix High School for 25 years.

Owen was a dedicated and faithful member of the Fulton Baptist Church. He enjoyed basketball, golf, camping, and most of all spending time with his family.

Owen is survived by his two children, Robert “Bob” Hoehne, Lubbock, Texas, and Lynne Armstrong, Sun City, Ariz.; and one sister, Harriet R. Zartman, Macy.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lee Roy Hoehne and Lowell Hoehne; and one grandson, Jeremy R. Hoehne.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Baptist Temple with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Fulton Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family from noon until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Following the burial, a fellowship meal will be served at the Fulton Baptist Church Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McClain Funeral Home of Denver. The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com.

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