Frank P. Dohn Jr. Obituary – Kelowna, NE

Dohn, Frank P. Jr.

November 27, 1932 – January 9, 2021

Frank P. Dohn Jr., 88 years old, passed away quietly in his 56-year-old home in Kelowna, Nebraska after a valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife, children, and Heavenly Father who held him in his arms in January welcomed 9, 2021. His death will be preceded by his father and mother, Frank P. Dohn, Sr. and Evelyn; Sisters Carolyn Garlock and Janice Hanson-Winter; Grandson, Brian Thomas Bower and Christopher Michael Laird.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65, Irene Dohn; Brother Thomas (Marsha) Dohn; Children: Mark Alan (Annette) Dohn, Kurt Arthur Dohn, Robin Ann Laird, Rebecca Ann (Dan) Bower; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 lower legs; 2 step great-grandchildren, together with many friends who mourn his loss.

Frank was born on November 27, 1932 and graduated from Central High School in 1950. During the Korean War, he joined the Navy from 1950-1954 with a business trip to Japan and on the CVA-21 USS Boxer. In 1954, Frank returned to the University of Nebraska, Kelowna, reconnected with his classmate at Central High School, and on August 6, 1955, married the love of his life, Irene. In 1957 he graduated with a major in business administration and a minor in finance. He took over the family business and owned the Kelowna Food Brokerage Company for 38 years while raising 4 children. In May 1980 Frank joined the Catholic Church.

Frank was a true nature lover! He loved all sports, especially golfing, fishing and hunting with his Brittany Spaniel Fritz. He traveled around the world either on business trips or on annual family vacations. After retiring in 1994, he spent 24 years in the winter months enjoying the warmth and sea of ​​South Texas and spending more than 20 years in a cabin with family and friends on the Platte River in the summer. He attended 20 VC-35 Navy meetings that fall each year.

Frank is now happy in heaven with his family and loved ones who went before him, and he hopes his golf pals have a start time for him.

Until we are all reunited forever, your love, smile, and especially your sense of humor will fill us with laughter and stay in our hearts forever.

Vigil: Wednesday at 7 p.m., West Center Chapel with family welcoming friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as per CDC guidelines. MASS CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, 10.30am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery with military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 and Millard VFW Post 8334.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Frank P. Dohn Jr. can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service or the show, visit our website and click the View Live Cast button on our home page.


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Published by Kelowna World-Herald January 11-13, 2021.

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