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