Paul Hohman, DVM

December 12, 1931 - November 18, 2019


Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2-7 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at Canton Lutheran Church. Private family burial will take place prior to the service.

 Paul Dean Hohman was born December 12, 1931 to Floyd and Naomi (Hotvet) Hohman in Sioux Falls, SD.  He died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Dougherty Hospice Cottage from pancreatic cancer.

He graduated from Larchwood High School in 1949 and from Iowa State University in 1956.  He married Rosamond (Roz) Hohman on June 16, 1956.  They were married for 48 years and they were thankful to have raised their five children in Canton, SD.  He started his veterinary practice in Canton, SD after spending two years in the Army in Virginia.  Roz died on December 4, 2004.  Paul married Marlys Ahrendt on June 24, 2006 and they enjoyed Brant Lake and each other’s families.

Paul’s veterinary career began when he moved to Canton and joined Bob Freeman in 1959. It was a large animal practice and “house calls” were required 24/7 in order to see patients unless they were at the sales barn.  Paul was blessed to later have Don Ellis and Brad Peterson as partners. Paul was president of the SD Veterinary Medical Association in 1968.  He later served on the state licensure board and was Veterinarian of the Year.  Paul, who was raised on a farm, claimed he worked for the best people in the world.  He retired in his early 60’s and remained active for 20+ more years.

Paul was a member of Canton Lutheran church, sang in the choir, served on all its Boards and was a Steven Minister.  He also sang with the Grieg Male Chorus.  Paul enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, winters on Dauphin Island, traveling, playing cards with friends and many fun days at his cabin on Lake Brant.  He served on the boards of Canton-Inwood Hospital, the Canton Library, and others. Paul and his friends also organized the Canton Ski Club and developed the ski area east of Newton Hills.

Paul is survived by his wife Marlys, sons: Eric (Mona) Hohman, Canton, SD and Curt (Lisa) Hohman, Chester, SD; daughters: Amy (Marlin) Andresen, Madison, SD, Ellen (Bob) Kreider, Naples, FL and Anne (Mark) Geidel, Hesston, KS, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Marlys’ family: Jeff Hanisch, Sioux Falls, SD, Jill (Mark) Hull, Midlothian, TX, Jay (Lisa) Hanisch, Sioux Falls, Julie Hanisch, Sioux Falls, SD, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Brothers: Dale (Jan) Hohman, Bloomington, IL and Mark (Ida) Hohman, Larchwood, IA plus many nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Private family burial will take place prior to the service.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2-7 p.m., family present 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jim and Caroline Deinema Canton Community Foundation.

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  1. To the Families,
    I am sorry for your loss but what a wonderful life story. Both Paul and Roz were beautiful people. I can still see Roz’s big smile and Paul’s quiet one. I am blessed to have known them.
    Cynthia

  2. My sympathy to the Hohman family…I vividly recall Dr. Hohman coming to our farm NW of Inwood and extending his veterinary expertise to our beef and dairy cattle and purebred swine. I remember him as very deliberative in his assessments; somewhat quiet but also congenial; and goal driven always wanting “that critter or pig” to survive. A very practical man who loved the profession he practiced within.

  3. To the Hohman family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Paul was such a kind man, and I enjoyed our visits at the lake. May all your wonderful memories carry you through this very difficult time.

  4. Dear Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Your dad must’ve been a special guy. The obituary was a nice tribute to him.
    Take care,
    Holly (Sittig) Swenson

    • I wish you could have been with us. We both loved you both so much. Will never forget our trip to Greece and all the matchmaking. We had 13+ years which was a real blessing after his serious bout with cancer in 2008. Hope to get down to AZ this winter and certainly will see you.

  5. Dr. Hohman was a gentleman and a professional who had a great influence on my professional life.
    Sincere condolences to the Hohman families.

  6. Paul has left many memories with many people in Canton for sure. Always a smile and time for a conversation! Really glad to have known him. Our deepest sympathy. Craig and Patty Dittberner

  7. Anne and Family~ Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your dad’s infectious smile and laughter continues to live on through you, Anne. Hugs and love from Kansas! ~Your Hesston Pharmacy/Harvey Drug Family

  8. We are extremely saddened to hear about Paul’s passing.
    The entire Hohman family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dear Eric, Amy, Ellen, Curt, and Anne and Marlys. Sending my sympathy to you at this time of loss. I can see Paul standing in the clinic, smiling. And telling a story. Paul has lived a wonderful life and he expressed his joy often. He will be missed but is now in place to watch over Scott. Take care. Nancy J Ellus, Fairview, TX

  10. So many fond memories…He touched many lives and will always hold a special place in our hearts- All our love, The McMurry Family
    Rachel McMurry
    John & Catherine McMurry
    Carla & Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent & Suzanne McMurry
    Renne & Brit McMurry-Gilman