Bill Hoehn passed away at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on May 10, 2014 at the age of 89 years. He leaves behind a legacy of love and Christian heritage to his son Dennis (Lindee- Lee) Hoehne, Dylan, Shelby-Lynne, Karlee, Chance and Jillian and his daughter, Violet (Roger) Dilsner, Stephanie, Kendra, brother Rudolph (Kate) Hoehne, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Elsie Hoehne; his wife, Susan; sister Frieda (Bob) Peake and sister-in-law Shirley Hoehne. Bill was born in Poland on August 1, 1924 and came to Canada with his parents when he was two years old. They settled in the Leask area. He moved to Whitewood in 1952 with his parents, where he later took over the family farm. He married Susan in 1960, and together they farmed there and were blessed with two children, Dennis and Violet. They retired into town in 1994, and Bill remained farming with his son until 2013 when his health prevented him from doing the farming activities. Bill still loved to be at the farm and help in ways he could until recently. He was deeply committed to his church and his family and that was evident by the lives he touched through Sunday school teaching, church board duties and hosting prayer meetings in his home.
Anywhere there was a need, Bill was found. He will be greatly missed. The funeral service was held Friday May 16, 2014 at the Whitewood Evangelical Missionary Church with the Rev. David Hepburn officiating. Scripture was read by Dylan Wiebe with Glen Neudorf presenting the eulogy. The songs “Going Home”, sung by Glen and Carolyn Neudorf, “I Don’t Know About Tomorrow”, sung by Lindee-Lee Hoehne and “Now is the Time To Worship”, played by Karlee Wiebe and Chance Hoehne, paid tribute to Bill. Memories of their father and grandfather were shared by Violet and Kendra Dilsner. Carolyn Neudorf and Linda Beutler led in the congregational hymns “Trust and Obey” and “The Old Rugged Cross”. Honorary pallbearers were Rudolph Hoehne (brother), Chance Hoehne (grandson), David Ber, Sam Preiss and Gerry VonGrat, and the active pallbearers were Dylan Wiebe (grandson), Harold Hoehne (nephew), Clarence Hoehne (nephew), Sam Beutler, Dan Oshowy and Ed Dilsner. Interment followed in the Whitewood Cemetery with Pastor Glen Neudorf (nephew) presiding.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Whitewood.