THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Larry J. Hohol
Larry J. Hohol, 69, of Florence County, previously of Bellevue, passed away early Sunday morning, July 6 at a local hospital after being diagnosed with cancer six months ago.
Born Oct. 5, 1944 in Niagara, to Joseph and Maryann (Chartier) Hohol, he graduated from Niagara High School in 1962 and continued his education at Milwaukee County General Hospital in Radiological Technology. He began his 37 year career at Bellin Hospital in 1967. While there, he was instrumental in the advancement of diagnostic services and became Director of the School of Radiological Technology. He was involved in many aspects of Bellin Hospitals continued development and retired in 2002 as Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs.
He moved to Bellevue in 1970 and married the former, Roberta Regent on Aug. 23, 1980. He became involved in the community, starting as a founder of the Bellevue Fire Department and remained with the department until 1997. He also served on numerous committees and commissions until 2007.
The couple moved to their cottage in Homestead last September and he was active with family events, by coaching soccer or volunteering with the scouting program.
A member of Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Parish, he served on their School Board and was a past member of Prince of Peace Parish. He looked forward to The Hunt every fall and enjoyed being up north with family and friends hunting, fishing, campfires and feeding everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta; four sons, Chris (Tammy) Hohol and Matt (Molly) Hohol, both of Bellevue, Eric (Donna) Hohol, Stoughton and Wade (Lexi) Hohol, Ledgeview; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Darlene (Richard) Bigari, Iron River, Mi.; two sisters-in-law, Patti Regent (Steve), West Bend and Donna Lopez, Menomonee Falls; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara (Ted) Kleikamp.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 10 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd., Green Bay at 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with Rev. Daniel Viertel officiating. Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery on Friday July 11 at 11 a.m. In lieu of floral expressions, a memorial fund has been established in his name.