OBERLIN -- Ray A. Lohoefener, 85, died Sunday (June 17, 2007) at his home in Oberlin.
He was born Feb. 18, 1922, on a farm northwest of Oberlin, to Waldo and Lela (Jorgensen) Lohoefener. He grew up on a farm in Liberty Township northwest of Oberlin. He attended Liberty School and Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1939.
He entered the U. S. Air Force during World War II. He returned to Oberlin and married Phyllis Betts on Jan. 21, 1950, in Oberlin. He worked at the Oberlin Airport, Lohoefener Grain and Decatur County National Bank.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 70, Masonic Lodge Order of Eastern Star and Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Waldo and Lela; infant daughter, Diana Jo; two brothers, twin, Rex Lohoefener and Keith Lohoefener; and sister-in-law, Catharine Lohoefener.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Oberlin; son, Gregory Lohoefener and wife, Mary Jo of Oberlin; daughter, Debra Lohoefener of Oberlin; five grandchildre; and four foster grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 8 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home, the casket will remain closed.
Memorials may be given in his name to Sunflower Cinema or Oberlin Library.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.