Herbert R. Wojahn


(Jan. 16, 2001)

Memorial services were held Wednesday at Platte Valley Lutheran Church in Saratoga for a former Powell area homesteader, Herbert R. Wojahn, 78, who died Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Carbon County Memorial Hospital in Rawlins.

Mr. Wojahn was proud of his history as a homesteader in the Heart Mountain area in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II combat in Europe.

He was born July 17, 1922, in Beach, N.D., a son of Herman and Emma Wojahn. He married Ferrell Thomas in Aurora, Ill., on Dec. 2, 1945.

Since 1960, he had been a resident of Saratoga. He was a charter member of the Platte Valley Lutheran Church and was a member of the American Legion.

He owned the Gambles Store in Saratoga for 16 years and then had a Montgomery Ward catalog sales agency. From 1978-79, he was Wyoming District Governor of the Lions Club. In March, 2000, the International Association of Lions Clubs bestowed on him Life Membership.

Survivors include his wife Ferrell of Saratoga; three adopted children, Kathi Sorenson of Spring Creek, Nev., Sandra Rowland of Byhalia, Miss., and James Wojahn; two brothers and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Platte Valley Lutheran Church, Box 385, Saratoga, WY 82331, or to the Saratoga Senior Center.