L.B. Lohn, 77

Louis Burton Lohn, a fourth generation Texan and a member of a pioneer family in Lohn, died Monday, Aug. 6 in Houston. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in Brookside Funeral Home in Houston. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in the Marion Lohn Family Cemetery at Lohn. Local arrangements were by Heritage Funeral Home. Born July 12, 1924, in Lohn, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lohn. He was the descendant of German immigrants to Texas who founded the town of Lohn in the 1800s. Mr. Lohn attended Texas A&M until 1942 when his studies were interrupted by the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the U.S. Navy as a tail gunner on torpedo bombers in the South Pacific theatre. After the war, he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State. He married his wife, Nina, in 1951. He was a teacher and principal at Floresville. In 1959, Mr. Lohn was employed in the Northeast Houston ISD where he was later named superintendent of the district, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Hibbard Memorial Baptist Church in Houston. Hobbies included fishing, hunting and golf. Survivors include his wife, Nina; seven children, Paul, Sally, Kathy, Barbara Leigh, Mary Pat, David and Beth; 25 grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Oberg of Dallas.

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