Ronald Lloyd Ohman, fondly known as â€œDocâ€ by his patients and friends, passed away suddenly in his home in his favorite chair.
Ron was born October 20, 1939 in Bertha, Minnesota to Mildred (Thorpe) and Lloyd Ohman. â€œRonnieâ€, as he was known in his younger years grew up in Deer Creek, Minnesota. During his youth, Ron was active in sports and loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He spent his summers working on his uncle Herbie's farm, and while in high school spent two summers working in Yellowstone Park. Ron attended school in Deer Creek, graduating from Deer Creek High School in 1957. It was also there that he fell in love with his future lifelong bride, Marlys Langemo. After high school, Ron attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1960.
Ron and Marlys were married on February 25th, 1961 and soon after left Minnesota to head west. The first stop was in Cody, Wyoming where the first three of their children â€“ Karen, Leif and Kristin â€“ were born. In 1965, the family moved and settled for life in Powell, Wyoming where Erik, the last of their four children was born. In Powell, Ron started his successful chiropractic practice, and was elected President of the Wyoming Chiropractic Association in 1967. His â€œbest hands in the Westâ€ took great care of his patients until retiring in 2006.
Ron loved Powell, and was very acitve at Immanuel Lutheran Church and in the community. At Immanuel Lutheran church, he sang in the choir, served as an elder several times and served as president of the congretation. He served as a board member for Park County School District #1, and on the Powell Recreation District board. He was acitve in civic clubs, being the first member of the Powell Jaycees to be honored with a Jaycee International senatorship in 1977. Ron was very active in the Powell Kiwanis club, being chosen as Kiwanian of the year in 2013. Ron was especially proud of having achieved 51 years of perfect attendance in Kiwanis.
Ron's love of sports and the outdoors never faded. He spent many years playing city league basketball and slow pitch softball, and was an umpire for baseball and softball for 20 years. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. Ron loved hunting whether birds or big game, especially afternoons at his favorite drain ditch, waiting for ducks with his Labs Millie and Maggie. Ron looked forward to spending summers on the lake in Minnesota fishing for northerns and bass or what ever was biting that day.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Lloyd Ohman; brother Gerald Ohman; Sisters-in-law Ilah Johnson and Clorice Truax; Brother-in-law William Johnson; and by two grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Marlys of Powell; daughter Karen Martin (Greg) of Auburn, WA; son Leif Ohman (Julie) of Powell; daughter Kristin Gray of Auburn, WA; son Erik Ohman (Sandi) of Las Vegas, NV; brother-in-law Rev. Martin Langemo (Carol) of Princeton, MN; Sister-in-law Marcella Ohman of Lovell, WY; aunt Dorinne Gronfor of Anoka, MN; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A public viewing will be held on Monday, October 3rd from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In leiu of flowers donations may be made in Ron's name to the Immanuel Lutheran Church building fund, or to a charity of your choice.
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