Howard “Buzz” Hoehn

February 6, 2019

Howard “Buzz” Clark Hoehn, 98, of Frankfort, died February 6, 2019 at Wesley Manor.  He was born September 1, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri to Roy O. and Verna (Camp) Hoehn.   He married Doris D. Rice on March 5, 1949 and she preceded him in death on October 18, 2018.

Mr. Hoehn was a 1938 graduate of Gillespie High School in Gillespie, Illinois and attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois for two years.  A WWII veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 – 1945, first on the island of Trinidad and then on the Island of Guam.

He earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 17, then following WWII, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America and moved to Frankfort in 1953, where he served as District Executive in Clinton and Boone Counties.  He owned and operated Hoehn Insurance Agency along with Doris until retiring in 1983.  He and Doris enjoyed “wintering” in McAllen, Texas.

Buzz held memberships in the Masonic Lodge, Elks Club, Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Frankfort Country Club, and was a lifetime member of the Frankfort Kiwanis Club where he served as President.  He was active in establishing the Clinton County United Way in 1957, where he served as President and Campaign Chairman.  He served as the General Chairmanship for the Clinton County Sesquicentennial in 1980 and as a result was named “1980 Citizen of the Year”.

Buzz was a member of the St. Matthews Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort.   Funeral Celebration will begin at 2 p.m. at the chapel.  Pastor Deborah Musick will officiate.  Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Indiana. 

Survived by:

Surviving Family are his Niece:  Mary G.  Moss and Husband: Randy of Rolla, Missouri;  Great Nephews:  Benjamin Moss, Andrew Patel and Wife: Pooja, and Jeffrey Moss;  Great-Great Nephew:  Neil Patel; along with Several cousins.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his wife of 69 years, he was preceded in death by his sister Helen Anderson.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Howard “Buzz” Hoehn”

  1. Butch Huffer February 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Rest in peace Buzz, you were a good man. My prayers are with you.

    God Bless

  2. Jeremy Kinsler February 6, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Although your spirit will always be with us at Kiwanis, your presence will certainly be missed Buzz. We are all comforted knowing that you are back alongside your lifelong love, Doris.

  3. Phil & Gloria Crum February 7, 2019 at 7:32 am

    So sorry to hear of Buzz’s passing. We know he will be a welcome site in heaven.
    With sincere sympathies,

  4. M. Morrill Morrison February 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    This is to extend our sympathy and condolences upon the death of Buzz. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We lived a couple of houses away when Buzz and Doris lived on East Street. Enjoyed seeing and chatting with both of them throughout the years. Somewhat recently I saw “Colonel” Hoehn at Walmart. Following that, I saw and chatted with both Buzz and Doris at their home at Wesley Manor and enjoyed reading Buzz’ book including his description of his participation in World War II. Buzz and Doris will be greatly missed by all who knew them. Sincerely, Mo and Mary Ann Morrison

  5. Rhonda (Butts) Edwards February 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    He & Doris were so cordial. I worked at their insurance office when I had a 3 hour release from school my senior year. Dick Withrow worked there as well. My name, at the time was Rhonda Butts. He & Doris were very special people. The year was 1978! I enjoyed their compassionate since of others beyond belief! God bless all of you who loved & cared for him as he did others. Prayers for all of you during your loss.

  6. Bill Tankersley February 9, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I remember Buzz most when I was a Boy Scout working at Camp Cullum during the summers in the late 1950’s. He was always a great person and a civic leader to look up to. Be Prepared.

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