Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Obit of Francis J. Dohman, Jr.

Francis J. Dohman, Jr., 73, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 3:15 pm on Saturday, 
March 1, 2014 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Funeral services for Francis will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Father Richard Brunskill officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and one hour prior to services all at the funeral home in Chatsworth. According to the family’s wishes, cremation rites will follow services on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chatsworth Fire Department.
Junior was born November 12, 1940 in Fairbury, IL a son of Francis John Sr. and Violet (Kemnetz) Dohman. He married Alice Henry on December 3, 1960 in Piper City. She passed away on July 28, 2011.
He is survived by his children: Robert (Jill) Dohman of Gibson City, IL, Valerie (Bob) Daniels of Marine On St. Croix, MN, and Joseph Dohman of Chatsworth; three grandsons: Brandon, Bradley, and Brendan; one great grandson: Carter; his siblings: Julie (Harold) Tilstra of Onarga, Wayne “Dutch” (Connie) Dohman of Chatsworth, Elaine Dohman, and Vicky (Bob) Shell of Clifton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Junior worked on his family farm growing up in the Chatsworth Area. He went to work for Homeshield and was there for forty-seven years before retiring.
He was a longtime member of the Chatsworth Fire Department and also was an EMT. He did serve on the Town of Chatsworth Zoning Board.
Junior and his family spent nearly fifty years boating, fishing, and camping on Lake Shelbyville. They made many long time friendships there. He enjoyed gardening, gambling and tinkering. There was not a thing on this earth that Junior couldn’t fix.
He was a loving father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.
See photo here.

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