Obituary of Alfred Edward Hoehn
Alfred Edward Hoehn was born August 10, 1932, on his family homestead near Carlton, SK. During his childhood his family relocated in order to farm south of Shellbrook, SK.
As a young man Alfred loved being outdoors hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephews. He had a deep faith in Christ and was involved in the Lutheran church, first in Brightholme and later in Shellbrook, where his involvement included leading Luther League. Alfred took a mechanics course as a young adult and worked for a short time as a mechanic in Shellbrook. When he took over the family farm, he put his mechanic's skills to use fixing machinery and running "Al's Fix-it Shop".
Alfred was a hard worker who put his heart into caring for those around him, including looking after his aging parents. In 1979 Alfred married Lila Gedison. Together they created a happy and loving family home on the farm and raised their two children, Edward and Melissa.
Alfred continued to farm south of Shellbrook until 2014, when he moved into long term care at the Parkland Integrated Health Centre in Shellbrook. In the eight years there, Alfred became known by the staff for his mischievous sense of humour and fun-loving spirit. He enjoyed visits from his family and friends and was even known to give his granddaughters the occasional ride around the hallways on his walker.
Alfred was called home to be with the Lord on October 25, 2022. We take comfort in knowing that he is at peace and reunited with the loved ones who have gone before him, including his parents Adolf and Emilie (nee Schmalz) and sisters Edith Helm and Dora Sommerfeld. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 43 years, Lila Hoehn, son Edward Hoehn, and daughter Melissa Brooks (Matthew), as well as his granddaughters Grace, Sarah, and Josephine Brooks.
Alfred lived a rich life in his 90 years and left an impression on all who knew him. He was greatly loved and will be missed by many.
There will be a Funeral Service for Alfred held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shellbrook with Rev. Emmanuel Aristide officiating. Alfred will be laid to rest in the Brightholme Cemetery.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Alfred to either the St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the Shellbrook & Districts Health Services Foundation – Long Term Care.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart – Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alfred Hoehn, please visit Tribute Store