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Reverend Paul  Donald Lohnes, Pastor Emeritus
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Reverend Paul Donald Lohnes, Pastor Emeritus Obituary


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“Praying for you and your family. May peace be with you knowing that your mother and father are in a wonderful place together. They will be looking...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jane Kirkpatrick - Westville, IL

“Paul was a good man, a true blessing to his family and friends. May you find comfort knowing he is finally at peace in the arms of his God and Lord...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Connie Butzow - Hoopeston, IL

“Fond remembrances make our hearts glad. Many prayers for you all,sisters and brothers in Christ. You were truly blessed. God rest you all. Sister...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Alice J. Fink - IL - friend


Reverend Paul Donald Lohnes Pastor Emeritus, 85, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 5:15 A.M. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston. He was born in Peoria, IL the son of George and Dorothy (Weaver) Lohnes on December 16, 1927. He married Martha Lynn Kook on August 20, 1950 in Peoria, IL. She preceded him in death on August 31, 2011. Paul and Lynn were married for 61 years. They have four children who survive, two sons, David (Deanna) Lohnes of Hoopeston, IL and Mark (Sheri) Lohnes of Hinesville, GA and two daughters, Kay (Jim) Howell of Chebanse, IL and Kristine Clarkson of Marine, IL. Paul is also survived by one brother, David George (Audrey) Lohnes of Peoria, IL, twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Reverend Lohnes served the Lord for nearly 55 years as a minister at many churches. Paul ministered at Neligh, Nebraska before moving to Garden City, Kansas. He then was called upon to minister at Filley, Nebraska. Paul then journeyed to Ashkum, IL to serve the Lord before ministering at Altenburg, Missouri until his retirement. After his retirement, Paul moved to Hoopeston, IL and served as a vacancy minister at many area churches. Upon retirement, his greatest joy was fishing in Minnesota. He also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.