Silas Dohogne

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Silas Joseph Dohogne, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 21, 1924, at Kelso, Mo., son of Leo and Louisa Diebold Dohogne. He and Mary Belle Roth were married Feb. 23, 1946, in Cape Girardeau.

Dohogne was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a watchmaker several years in Mitchell, S.D. He moved back to Cape Girardeau and was a postal clerk 31 years at the Cape Girardeau Post Office, retiring in 1985.

Dohogne was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, VFW Post 3838, and 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1111.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis Dohogne of St. Peters, Mo., Patrick Dohogne of Cape Girardeau; four daughters, Christine Gaffigan of Springfield, Ill., Cecelia White of Columbia, Mo., Noelle Hendricks of Bartlett, Tenn., Teresa Buxton of Wildwood, Mo.; a sister, Viola Dohogne of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Tony Dohogne of Cape Girardeau, Urban Dohogne of Paragould, Ark., Tiber Dohogne of University City, Mo.; and 20 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, three brothers, two sisters, and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Parish prayers will be at 7, followed by Knights of Columbus rosary.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. James Seyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, with graveside service by VFW Post 3838.