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George Anton Hohmann

Jan 17, 1930 - Feb 05, 2022


George Anton Hohmann, 92, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 5, 2022. George was born on January 17, 1930, the son of the late Josef and Maria (Keller) Hohmann in the village of Otzbach, Thuringia, Germany. George moved to and lived in Erfurt, Germany from 1944 until 1947 where he learned his trade as a master painter and decorator. After receiving his journeyman card, he worked in East Germany for a time. In 1950 he crossed over into West Germany to pursue better opportunities. In 1951 he met his future wife, Gertrude Paffrath, in Leverkusen, Germany. They were united in marriage on October 30, 1954 in Opladen, West Germany. After the birth of their first son, Volker, in December 1955, they immigrated to the United States in November 1956. They came to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where they were sponsored by Gertrude and Emil Lehberger. At first, George worked at Hydraulic Tools Corporation in Sheboygan but quickly found work in his preferred trade and specialty as a painter and decorator at Strains Decorating. After Roland Strains retired, George assumed ownership of Strains Decorating. He founded the family business, Hohmann Painting, with his wife and sons. After more than 50 years in the trade, George retired from the trade in 1995. After retirement, George and Trudy continued their involvement in various German ethnic and cultural activities such as the Concordia German Singing Society and the D’werdenfelser Bavarian Dancing Group. George and Trudy often opened their home to members of singing groups and visitors from Germany. George and Trudy loved traveling to Germany to visit family and friends. George also had a lifelong affinity for the outdoors. He loved hunting with his sons and spending time at the cottage.
George is survived by his wife, Gertrude; four sons, Volker, Michael, Paul (Luann) and Thomas; granddaughter, Melissa (Joe) Morrissey; grandsons, Benjamin (Melanie) Hohmann of La Grange, OH and Richard Hohmann; great-grandchildren, Brett, Jaiden and Bryce Morrissey and Easton and Sawyer Hohmann. He is further survived by nephews, nieces and other relatives in Germany.
George was preceded in death by his two brothers, Werner and Richard.
Memorial Mass will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12:00 p.m. Fr. Paul Fliss will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to thank their friends and neighbors for their care and friendship over the years.


Date: Friday Feb 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Friday Feb 11, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Hans-Georg und Christina Hohmann

Die Nachricht vom ableben meines Paten ,haben meine Frau Christina und mich sehr betroffen gemacht. Wir möchten der ganzen Familie Hohmann unsere Herzliche Anteilnahme aussprechen und versichern das wir in Gedanken in dieser schweren Zeit bei Euch sind .In den wenigen Tagen die ich mit Det zusammen sein konnte ,habe ich Ihn als einen sehr guten und liebenswerten Menschen kennengelernt. Die Besuche in der damaligen DDR und natürlich die sehr schöne Zeit die ich bei Euch verbringen durfte werde ich nie vergessen. Lieber Det ,du wirst immer einen Platz in meinem Herzen haben Hans-Georg und Christina

John & Louise Goode

Luann, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John & Louise

Christian Hohmann

Ruhe in Friden.

Barb Martin

Sending hugs to all of you. We have many fond memories of George and each of you from our time living in Sheboygan. Best wishes for comfort during this time of transition.

Willie Hagemeier

Sorry for your loss George was admirable gentleman. I am sorry that I am unable to attend today's service's due to a recent surgery, but my thoughts are with your family,

Sharon Leider

I was sorry to read of the passing of George. I am Sharon from the dental offices of Dr. Schutte and Dr. Armstrong. I remember George and the entire Hohmann family fondly, and would like to offer my sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time.

William Schlegel

Sorry to hear about George`s passing away. He was an excellent contractor and I always enjoyed working with him and the boys on many projects. You have my deepest sympathy.

Keith and Connie Schachel

Trudie, Keith and I send our sincere condolences. George was a dear man, and a wonderful neighbor. Even though we are now many miles away, we have not forgotten our friends and neighbors in Black River.

Gertrud Stoehlker

My herzlichstes Beileid, bin leider auch krank!

Roland & Lori Knorr

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George will always be remembered as a loving and respected friend to us. Our sincere condolences to you. Roland & Lori Knorr and the entire staff of Metro Connection.