Graveside services for Fern Lohof, 92 year old Buffalo woman who passed away Tuesday at the Johnson County Healthcare Center, will be held Friday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. from the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming with Pastor Clay Alexander officiating. Donations may be made in Fern’s memory to the Buffalo Meals on Wheels in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Fern Florence Lohof was born November 6, 1919 in Butte County, South Dakota to Vern and Letta Slaybaugh. She grew up and attended country school at the Bear Lodge Country School. She attended high school in Hulett, Wyoming. Fern was married on August 7, 1935 to Bob Blake in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Fern went to work for the Air Force in Cheyenne making parts and ammunition for the war. She attended beauty school in Cheyenne and opened her own beauty salon. Bob passed away in 1942 and Fern moved to Worland, Wyoming where she met and married Homer Cheeney. While in Worland, Fern started taking flying lessons with aspirations of becoming a pilot. Later the couple was divorced and she married Francis Lohof. They lived in Tensleep, Wyoming for several years. Francis passed away in 1989 and Fern continued to live in Tensleep until 1997 when she moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where she continued to live until the time of her death.
She is survived by her two sisters: Myrtle Marie Burns of Buffalo, Wyoming and Ellen Fitzpatrick of Buffalo, Wyoming and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, three husbands, and her dog, Tandy.