Michael J. Lohman
September 27, 1951 – September 30, 2018
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, October 4th at 11:15am, St. Cecilia Cathedral. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Friday, October 5th at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas; meet at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 900 Ida, at 11:00 a.m. before processing to cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Cecilia Cathedral.
Michael was born in 1951 in Leavenworth, Kansas and died on September 30, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the third of six children and the second son. He graduated from Immaculata High School in 1969 and attended Kansas University where he graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. During those college years he owned a house where he rented rooms to several college friends. These friends have remained close and recently had a reunion. After KU he went to Memphis, Tennessee where he worked as an occupational therapist in rehabilitation at Baptist Memorial Hospital and he was working at the hospital the date that Elvis Presley died. Then he went to Chicago for a year to get his orthotist degree. Over the years he taught in occupational therapy programs at Kansas University, University of Louisiana, University of Texas and Creighton University (CU) where he continued to work as a contributed service faculty member for many years. At CU he met his wife Helene. They married in 1992 with three ceremonies, a civil one at the court house, a family religious ceremony on the Belle of Belleview, and a Jewish ceremony in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Michael worked as an orthotist for eighteen years at Lifestyles Orthotics and Prosthetics. Over the years, he has kept contact with many friends from all the areas where he lived, and he was a very dedicated member of his extended family. He enjoyed travelling to Cancun, Mexico and San Diego, California.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benedict Lohman and his sister, Kathy Steinbach. He is survived by his wife, Helene; his sons, Benjamin (Julia) and Lee; his mother, Caroline Camp; his siblings: Mary Lee Driscoll, Ben Lohman (Shirley), Teri Seibold (David), and Carol Lohman; many nephews and nieces.