Clinton D. Hohnstein, of Cozad passed away April 27, 2018 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 94. Clint was born March 20, 1924 in rural Clay County, Nebraska to Henry and Esther Hohnstein.
He grew up in rural Clay and Hamilton counties and attended school in Stockam for six years and moved with the family to Harvard at the age of twelve. He graduated from Harvard in 1941.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 1943 and served 32 months until late November of 1945. He served in the European Theater with the 106th Infantry Division and was taken as a prisoner by the German Army on December 19, 1945. He made his way to friendly troops on April 24, 1945. He was discharged in late November of 1945. Within a week of his discharge, he went to work for Kansas Nebraska Natural Gas Co. in Hastings.
On September 22, 1946, he married Donna Rauscher in Harvard, Nebraska. In June of 1947, they were transferred to Cozad where he worked for the company until his retirement in 1985.
He enjoyed time with his family as well as Cozad High School sports and Cornhusker football games.
He was a longtime member of the Cozad United Methodist Church. He served on boards of the church, Cozad Country Club, United Way, Dawson County American Red Cross, as well as 10 years on the Cozad Fire Department. He also was lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Combat Infantryman's Association.
His real passion for many years was golf and spending the winters in Florida with his wife.
Clint was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna; siblings, Mae Morgan and Gerald Hohnstein.
Survivors include his son, James Hohnstein of Florida; granddaughter, Lisa Wenk and husband Russell and his great-grandson Graden of Arizona; several nieces and nephews; and daughter-in-law, Sheryl Tatum of Florida.
Memorials are suggested to Cozad United Way, Cozad Country Club or Central Plains Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services will be Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will be at the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 4 to 6 at Berryman Funeral Home.