Sunday, July 26, 2009

Robert A. Dohm Sr. 2000

Robert A. Dohm Sr.
Died July 9, 2000
TRAVERSE CITY - Robert A. Dohm Sr., 71, of Traverse City and Manistique, died Sunday in Manistique as a result of an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Robert was born May 24, 1929, in Traverse City to Anthony and Alta (Widdis) Dohm. On June 7, 1941, on the Old Mission Peninsula, he married the former Corene Sheldon who survives.

Robert, along with his father, owned and operated Tony Dohm and Sons garage on Old Mission Peninsula before going to work for J.I. Case as a district representative. He worked for J.I. Case for 25 years and retired in 1984. He then became co-owner and president of Northern Michigan Equipment of Traverse City, retiring in 1996.

Robert served in the Korean War as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division. He was a member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge No. 323, the American Legion Post No. 4007 and was a member of the Harley Owners Group. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harleys.

Besides his wife, Corene of Traverse City and Manistique, Robert is survived by a daughter, Toni (Cecil) Nye of Kingsley; two sons, Jeffrey (Kathe) Dohm and Ronald (Peggy) Dohm Sr. - both of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Dohm of Lake Ann, and Zachary (Crista) Ligon, Dijon Dohm, Kaili Dohm, Kaatje Dohm, and Ronald Dohm Jr. - all of Traverse City; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Dohm of Lake Ann and Paige and Alexa Ligon of Traverse City. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert A. Dohm Jr., in 1981, and his parents.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.

A 'Celebration of Life' service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Jack Steenbergh will officiate. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with full military honors under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780. Memorials may be directed to the Peninsula Township Volunteer Fire Department.