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Wallace W. Sohn

January 13, 1932 — October 12, 2006


January 13, 1932
Primghar, Iowa
October 12, 2006
Primghar, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Monday
October 16, 2006
Grace Lutheran Church
Primghar, Iowa
Rev. Kim Peterson
Rev. Lowell “Bud” Hohensee
Order of Service pg 206

“In The Garden”
Sung by: Rodd Holtkamp
C.D. “One More Day”
Processional pg 448 “Amazing Grace”
Recessional pg 501 “He Leadeth Me”
Organist: Donna Struve

Kevin Smith Rian Vos
Adam Stout Bob Knowlton
Bob McCauley Mike Halder

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa
Flag presentation by the
Chateau-Thierry Post #36
American Legion of Primghar

Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home

After the graveside service relatives
and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.


Wallace William Sohn, the son of John A.G. and Minnie E.R. (Menke) Sohn, was born January 13, 1932 near Primghar, Iowa. He received his education at a country school and later graduated from Primghar High School in 1950. Wally entered the service in 1952, for two years, serving in the United States Army. From 1954 to 1957, Wally played professional baseball in Oklahoma and New York for the Yankees organization. On May 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to Shirley White in Sheldon, Iowa. He purchased the Phillips 66 Station in June of 1957 and operated it until his retirement in 1994. His wife preceded him in death on March 31, 2004 in Primghar. Wally passed away at his home on Thursday, October 12, 2006, reaching the age of 74 years, 8 months and 29 days.
He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar; he dedicated 20 years of service to the Primghar Fire Department and was a member of Chateau-Thierry Post #36 of Primghar.
Wally was an avid supporter and follower of his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting activities. He enjoyed fishing trips with friends and family, playing cards and bowling. Wally and Shirley enjoyed trips out west with many of their friends. He especially enjoyed celebrating holidays with large family gatherings.
Wally was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jeanne and her husband, Denny Redel and daughters, Brandi and Jami of Red Oak, Iowa; Rory and his wife, Cheryl Sohn and their children, Brittani and Gabriel of Dixon, Illinois; Randy Sohn and his sons, Brian and his wife, Kim of Algona, and Mark and Todd of Primghar, Iowa; Shelly and her husband, Rich Schiffli and their sons, Bryce and Corbin of Tucson, Arizona; Rick Sohn and his daughters, Traci and Ashli of Primghar, Iowa; Jodi and her husband, Steve Bacon and their sons, Jared and Tyler of Urbandale, Iowa and Ryan and his wife, Jenni Sohn of LeMars, Iowa; he is also survived by a sister, Phyllis and her husband, Darrell DeBoom of Primghar, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and a brother, Ronald Sohn.

Then I looked again, and I heard the singing of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and the living beings and the elders.
Revelations 5:11

… I was standing in heaven. Joy pulsated through me as I looked around, and at that moment I became aware of a large crowd of people. They stood in front of a brilliant, ornate gate. I have no idea how far away they were; such things as distance didn’t matter. As the crowd rushed me, I didn’t see Jesus, but I did see people I had known. As they surged toward me, I knew instantly that all of them had died during my lifetime. Their presence seemed absolutely natural.

They rushed toward me, and every person was smiling, shouting, and praising God. Although no one said so, intuitively I knew they were my celestial welcoming committee. It was as if they had all gathered just outside heaven’s gate, waiting for me….

More and more people reached for me and called me by name. I felt overwhelmed by the number of people who had come to welcome me to heaven. There were so many of them, and I had never imagined anyone being as happy as they all were. Their faces radiated a serenity I had never seen on earth. All were full of life and expressed radiant joy.
90 Minutes in Heaven
a true story as told by Don Piper
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