Archive for Sunday, October 28, 2001

William S. Loehr

October 28, 2001


He was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Butler, Mo., the son of Leonard S. and Mary Elizabeth (Wolcott) Loehr. He lived in Lawrence for 20 years before moving to rural Ozawkie in 1979. He also lived in Kansas City, Mo., Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Panama Canal Zone. He attended Kansas University from 1959 to 1960.

Mr. Loehr served in the U.S. Army for 23 years from 1936 to 1959. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Army as sergeant first class on April 30, 1959. He then served as a tester for the Food and Drug Administration for 10 years from 1960 to 1970.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Leavenworth. He also belonged to the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the America Legion and 40 & 8 of Chapter 786 of the Panama Canal Society of Florida. He was a member of AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees at Valley Falls. He belonged to the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni and The Retired Enlisted Assn. He also was a member of the Jayhawk Campers Assn.

Mr. Loehr married Dorothy H. "Dot" Bryan on April 5, 1940, in Liberty, Mo. She died July 17, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Donald, St. Joseph, Mo.; a daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Johnson, Circleville; four brothers, Jim and Roscoe, both of Kansas City, Mo., Glen, Butler, Mo., and Dave, Hermitage, Mo.; a sister, Mary E. Carpenter, Butler, Mo.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Jefferson County Home Health Department or to First Christian Church, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Services, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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