Dayton Gohn

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dayton Gohn, 80, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.

He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Neelys Landing, to Gilbert and Florence Littleton Gohn.

He and Thelma Day were married May 26, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanceville, Ala.

Dayton was a 1949 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church. He had taught Sunday school at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson for 20 years. He was currently a member of Hanover Lutheran Church.

He farmed the family farm in Neelys Landing where he raised Black Angus cattle, hogs and chickens. He also grew beans and corn. He retired from farming in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Gohn, of Cape Girardeau; one son, John (Debbie) Gohn of Jackson; one daughter, Marilyn (Andrew) Klipfel of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Dean Gohn of Guntersville, Ala., and twin brother, David (Glenda) Gohn of Jackson; three grandchildren, Donovan Gohn of Linn, Mo., Sarah Overton of Fulton, Ky., Melanie Klipfel of Cape Girardeau; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Tony Kobak officiating. Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or Hanover Building Fund.

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Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.