John E. Lohr was born February 6, 1932 on a ranch near Kirtley, WY. He passed away on April 11, 2018 at the age of 86 at a care center in Ogalalla, NE. Per his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds Auditorium in Lusk, WY. Pastor Neal Hughes will officiate. Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of arrangements. Inurnment at the Lusk cemetery will follow the service.
John was the son of Harlan and Ruby Hanson Lohr. John had three brothers and four sisters, one of which was his twin. He ranched with his parents until he entered the United States Marines in 1951, where he served three years during the Korean War. John was married to Laural L. “Lolly” Hughes on July 10, 1958. Together they had three children, Glennis, Lorna and John Wayne.
John and Lolly spent much of their time together on the ranch, in the hay field or in the truck. Where you saw one, you generally saw the other. John spent several years with a crew that sheared sheep throughout the area. Through the years he enjoyed raising and shearing sheep, haying, ranching and trucking for himself and others. Every day was a work day for John, as he always had something that he had to get done.
In his later years, he worked as a mechanic repairing various tractors and other equipment for long time friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Lorna and Del Penlerick of Alliance, NE, his son and daughter-in-law John W. and Kathy Lohr of Arizona; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Lolly; daughter Glennis; son-in law Mick Watson; infant son; infant daughter; two brothers; three sisters and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Niobrara County Senior Center, Niobrara County Fairgrounds or the donor’s choice.