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Oliver S. Gohn

July 23, 2020
Emmetsburg News

FAIRFIELD -- Oliver Spencer Gohn Jr. age 94 of Fairfield was called home Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center.

Open visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 23, at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield. Following the visitation, he will be cremated.

Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2at Union Cemetery, Fairfield, with Pastor John Kermott officiating. Military honors will be after the graveside service.

A memorial has been established and can be mailed to Myra Williams, 201 South Fulton, Keota, IA 52248.

Oliver was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Fairfield to Oliver Spencer and Myra Agnes (Russell) Gohn Sr. He married Helen Crawford on Aug. 31, 1946 at the Baptist parsonage in Fairfield.

Oliver served in the Navy during WW II and won the Golden Glove Boxer Award. He worked at the Ordnance Plant in Middletown and then became Postmaster at the Emmetsburg Post Office until he retired in 1983.

Oliver will be missed by his wife of 73 years, Helen; two children, Terri Rivera and Randy Gohn; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

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