Karla R. Lohman, 50, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 22, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula and Deacon Harley Chaffee celebrated. Visitation was Tuesday afternoon at the church. Burial was Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Hammond-Henry Hospital GIFT Foundation Fund, Geneseo Humane Society, or the Children’s Miracle Network. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, is in charge of arrangements.


Karla R. Lohman, 50, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 22, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula and Deacon Harley Chaffee celebrated. Visitation was Tuesday afternoon at the church. Burial was Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Hammond-Henry Hospital GIFT Foundation Fund, Geneseo Humane Society, or the Children’s Miracle Network. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Nov. 3, 1959, in Moline, the daughter of Ernest and Patricia (LeSage) Parker. She was a 1977 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School. She married Brett M. Lohman June 25, 1982, in Geneseo. She had been employed at the former Ace Hardware Store, Geneseo, and then later at the former True Value Store, Geneseo, as an assistant manager. She had also worked at Good’s Furniture Store, Kewanee. She was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church and the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing bunco, cooking, walking with her dogs, socializing with friends and spending time with  her family.

Survivors include her husband, Brett; a son, Jonathan L. Lohman of Geneseo; two daughters, Kelsey L. Lohman of Chicago and Lesley L. Lohman, at home; a sister, Gwendolyn Parker of Nebraska, and a brother and spouse, Ernest “Lee” and Nancy Parker of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Lauren Lohman.