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Olivia M. Gohman – Obituary

Name: Olivia M. Gohman

Age: 92

Born: 04-24-1928

Died: 11-02-2020



Olivia M. Gohman, 92, passed away on November 2, 2020 at Country Manor Campus. A private reviewal and mass for immediate family will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Mary Help of Christians Parish Cemetery, St. Augusta.
The funeral will be available via video stream at https://myrc.link/oliviagohman

 The family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date due to the pandemic.
Olivia was born in St. Augusta Township to Vincent and Gertrude (Kieke) Voigt on April 24, 1928. She married Leonard Gohman at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta on October 14, 1947. They built a home together in St. Cloud and raised a beautiful family of six daughters and three sons. Olivia had a servant’s heart, delivering the word of God to all around her through community work, volunteering, and praying, especially the rosary to those in need. She was a patient, loving and a faithful woman who always gave glory to the Lord. She loved to be with family.  When surrounded by all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids she was so joyful, with a beautiful smile. She enjoyed making big meals and baking, especially Christmas cookies for the grandchildren. Her homemade bread is a signature dish at all of the family gatherings. She loved to sew for family and made many blankets, bibs, and dolls. She enjoyed the huge Gohman camping trip each year, fishing when she got the chance and playing cards with all her friends and family. Olivia was full of courage and strength, losing her husband after 27 years, then raising her family on her own, keeping God as her compass. She is now reunited with her husband after 46 years. We celebrate the life we had with you, Mom, and know you are now dancing in heaven with Dad.
Olivia is survived by her children, Carol Lee of Cottage Grove, Mary (Gary) Dreyer of Woodbury, Linda Tenney of Trout Lake, WA, John (Sheryl O’Connor) Gohman of Minneapolis, Janice (David) Hemmelgarn of Otsego, Yvonne (Jim) McDermott of Sartell, Michael (Angela Amundson) Gohman of Aurora, OR, Polly (Jim) Belden of Apple Valley, Greg (Lori) Gohman of Beaverton, OR; 20 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Gertrude Voigt; husband, Leonard Gohman; brothers, Gilbert (Gib) Voigt, Ralph Voigt and Leonard Voigt; sons-in-law, Bill Lee and Lance Tenney; and her grandson, Ryan Tenney.
Olivia’s family would like to express their deep appreciation to all her caregivers; Prairie Ridge Memory Care, Country Manor Campus, and St. Croix Hospice for the kindness shown to our mom. Your steadfast care, all the support especially during these times to make all our visits and calls happen, and your prayers were greatly appreciated.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in St. Cloud. 

Guestbook for Olivia M. Gohman

Pat and Nick Heinen
, Niece
November 12, 2020, 1:51 am
Such Great Memories of Aunt Olivia, happy that she is at peace and is now reunited with all of her family and friends who have gone before her.
Dave and Joyce ( Voigt) Mohs
, Niece
November 12, 2020, 12:46 am
Aunt Olivia always a gracious, and pleasant lady. Thank you for streamlining the service, very nicely done. May she RIP.
susan and Randy Baker
, Niece
November 11, 2020, 9:38 pm
May many memories of your loved one bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. May the love that Olivia had for you remain in your heart now and forever. Such a beautiful service thanks for sharing.
Brenda Brannan
, Neice
November 11, 2020, 4:53 pm
I have so many great memories of your mom. I always remember her smile and laugh. She was a great woman. God bless you all, Brenda❣️
Elizabeth Olivia Voigt Maritsch
, Godchild / Niece
November 11, 2020, 12:45 pm
I feel so special to have had fun sweet memories with my godmother Olivia shared through the years from my Holy Communion surprise pink necklace gift to playing cards with her and my mom (Ken & I never won with those two!)and the special visits to our restaurant with Linda & Sloan, always running out to plug the meter for more talking and laughing time it just made my day to serve her listening to her yesterday life happenings. Love, niece godchild Elizabeth Olivia Voigt Maritsch RIP
Jenny Zimmer
November 10, 2020, 7:27 pm
I am very sorry to hear about Olivia. She was part of our Prairie Ridge family. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind heart and her love to dance. She took great joy in talking about her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I hope she is dancing in the clouds of heaven with her husband. Olivia will always hold a special spot in my heart. Thank you for allowing us to care for her. Sending hugs. Jenny Zimmer- Director Of Community Life and Wellness
Jessie Brakken
, Former Community Life Assistant
November 9, 2020, 2:23 am
I had the pleasure of caring for Olivia while working at Prairie Ridge and doing daily activities with her. She really loved exercise class, coloring and sing-a-longs. I will truly miss her wonderful smile, stories of her 9 kids and how she used to sew all of their clothes. Plus many other stories!
Larry Hanson
, Acquaintance
November 9, 2020, 2:09 am
My sympathy on the death of Olivia. I became acquainted with her when visiting my wife at Prairie Ridge. Olivia was always pleasant and ready to visit. It was a pleasure to get to know her in this limited way. She always spoke with pride of her family.
Kevin R Voigt
, Nephew
November 9, 2020, 12:56 am
Aunt Olivia you were such a great person, Remember coming over to play at your house, You would always have a snack for us. May you be reunited with Lenny and the rest of your family in Heaven. RIP !!
Bill & Lynn Fifer
, friends
November 8, 2020, 8:06 pm
Such a strong lady. Our sympathy to all the Gohman clan on the lost of mother, grandmother, great grandmother

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