Howard H. Vohland

Canton – Howard H. Vohland, 87, of Canton, passed away at 9:27 AM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Graham Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1929 in Washington, IL to Henry and Wilhelmine (Poehlman) Vohland. He married Lois Rohrer on July 15, 1950 in Fairview.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois Vohland; sons, Bill ( Brenda) Vohland and Bob (Deb) Vohland; grandchildren, Isaac (Ruth) Vohland, Caty (Colin) Campbell, Ross Vohland, Nathan Vohland and Seth (Natalie) Vohland; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Finn Campbell, Livia and Audra Vohland and Henry Vohland; and sister, Eileen Dillard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Howard graduated in 1947 from Washington High School.

Howard served during the Korean War in the Army from 1951-1953. He returned to rural Canton in 1953 to farm with the Rohrers. Howard raised chickens and sold eggs through the 1960s, was a Pioneer seed grower and seller, and had numerous detasseling crews through the 70s and 80s. He was a Master Farmer in 1992 through the Prairie Farmer Magazine.

He was a member of the Fairview Reformed Church for many years, taught Sunday School and served on the Consistory. He was a Charter Member of the Fulton Mason Camp of Gideons International. He was a member of the Masons, served on the Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District Board, 1st Farm Credit Board, Fairview Farmers Elevator Board, Fulton County Farm Bureau Board, serving as president from 1984-1990.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview, IL. Rev. Michael Huson will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Gideons International or Fulton County Farm Bureau Foundation. To view Howard’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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23 Responses to Howard H. Vohland

  1. KARL AND BARBARA HAGEN says:

    Our prayers to all the family at this sad time. Sending hugs to all. Love and God Bless,
    Karl and Barbara Hagen

  2. Rick and Doreen (Jackson) Shaw says:

    We are sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Jody Kovachevich says:

    Lois, Bill, and Bob

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Jody Kovachevich

  4. Brenda Beckner says:

    Bill and Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.
    Brenda (Central Stone)

  5. Marcia Hyma says:

    My heartfelt sympathy is extended to your entire family. I have so many wonderful memories of Howard throughout the years, as do you as a family. What a fine husband, father, grandfather, and friend. I pray that God’s love will give you peace and comfort.

  6. Linda Tiezzi Waldera says:

    It is with deep regret that I will be unable to attend Howard’s memorial service as he was a long time acquaintance and friend of our family. I extend my sincere sympathies to Howard’s family and hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of his active years and service to the church and community.

  7. Michael McAtee says:

    My heart goes out to all of you. GOD bless and keep you.

  8. Jan and Gary Hannam says:

    So sorry to hear of Howards passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

  9. Jan and Gary Hannam says:

    So sorry to hear of Howards passing.

  10. Rev. Clarence and Susan Liang says:

    Lois, Bill and Brenda, Bob and Deb, and families, our sincerest condolences at the passing of Howard. We are saddened by the loss but rejoice with the angels that Christ has welcomed home one of His faithful servants. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you move through the coming days. With much love,

  11. Max & Lucille Latimer says:

    We send our condolences for peace and comfort to all of the Vohland families. Angels are always near to those who grieve, to whisper to them that their loved one is in the arms of God.

  12. Romy Randolph says:

    I ‘m sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  13. Ellen Stare says:

    To the Vohland Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We want to send our condolence to you all. I remember all of the different school sports events “Grandpa Vohland” would be cheering (and coaching from the side lines) for all of the kids involved. He made a impression on my son by the way he treated everyone. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ellen & Justin Stare and Trina Richardson

  14. Jan and Gary Hannam says:

    So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.

  15. JAMES SCHAFER says:

    Mrs. Vohland, Bill & Bob, Our prayers to all of you, I’m sorry to hear of your loss, he sounds like a great man. you’ll have his memories for a long time. My father died in 1967 and I talk to him and think of him all the time James Schafer

  16. Marcia Hyma says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family. What wonderful memories I have of special times with the Vohlands as I grew up. Howard was a man who dearly loved his family and friends. Blessings to each of you today and always as your loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  17. DARRELL ATTERBERRY says:

    Lois, Bill, Bob and Family, Im very sorry to hear of Howards passing. I just found out tonight. He was a very good friend, and will miss visiting with him. He will be missed by many. We are out of town and will not be able to make it to the service as much as i would like to. Thought and prayers are with your family.

  18. Aaron and Nikki Mahr says:

    Nikki and I send our love and condolences to Lois and the Vohland family. Sorry we won’t get to see Howard on future visits to Central Illinois and the Fairview Reformed Church. RIP Howard, you led an exemplary life of service to our nation, your local community, and your family.

  19. Max/Cheryl Scott says:

    Lois and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Howard was a great man and a real gentleman. This leaves a huge void in your family and the entire community. God Bless

  20. Max/Cheryl Scott says:

    Lois and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Howard was a great man and a real gentleman. This will leave a big void in your family and the entire community. God Bless

  21. Jim aand Teresa Welch says:

    Lois, Bill, Bob, and families, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. CWe just got back in town and found out. You all have many memories to hold on to. God bless.

  22. Cody Weinstein says:

    Lois, Bill & Bob;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God has gained a true disciple.
    Miss you, and will always hold you all close to my heart.
    Cody Weinstein

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