HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                             Wednesday, July 3, 2002

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 Deaths         
 
Claire T. “Red” Sohm, 77, Big Sandy, formerly of Havre, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at a Big Sandy medical center due to complications of cancer. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass will be 11 am. Saturday with Father Pete Guthneck officiating, both at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Big Sandy. Burial with military honors will be 2:30 p.m. ~, Saturday at highland Cemetery in Havre. A full obituary will follow.                        

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                           Friday, July 5, 2002

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  Claire 'Red' Sohm

 

  BIG SANDY -- World War II Army veteran Claire "Red" Sohm, 77, of Big Sandy, a retired grain buyer and hail insurance/grain bin agent of Big Sandy, died Tuesday at the Big Sandy hospital of natural causes.

  A rosary vigil is 7:30 tonight at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Big Sandy. His funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial with military honors at 2:30 p.m. in Highland Cemetery in Havre, followed by a fellowship at the church in Big Sandy. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre is handling the arrangements.

  Survivors include his wife, O'della Sohm of Big Sandy; a son, Jim Sohm of Duvall, Wash.; a daughter, Vicki Pfeiffer of Havre; a brother Duane Sohm of Havre; a sister, Bonnie Barkmeier of Lake City, Iowa; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                             Friday, July 5, 2002

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CLAIRE SOHM            

           

  BIG SANDY - Claire “Red” Sohm, 77, retired grain buyer and hail insurance and grain bin agent of Big Sandy died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at a Big Sandy hospital of natural causes. 

  Rosary Vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Big Sandy. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Big Sandy with the Rev. Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Highland Cemetery in Havre. Fellowship to follow Funeral Service at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Big Sandy. 

  Red was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Danbury, Iowa, to Frank and Leonella (Dirkx) Sohm. In 1933, his family moved to Kremlin to farm, where he attended school. Red joined the Army in 1943 and served his country during World War II in Germany. He was honorably discharged in March 1946.    

  On May 24, 1948, Red married O’della Brower at Great Falls. To this union, two children were born. He was a grain buyer working at Centennial Mills in Havre and Big Sandy for more than 30 years. He was a hail insurance and grain bin agent as well. 

  He was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Leonella (Dirkx) Sohm; brothers, Vernon, Leon and Gene Sohm 

  He is survived by his wife, O’della Sohm of Big Sandy; brother, Duane Sohm of Havre; sister, Bonnie Barkmeier of Lake City, Iowa; son, Jim Sohm of Duvall, Wash.; daughter, Vicki Pfeiffer of Havre; grandsons, Brad Pfeiffer of Missoula, Chad Pfeiffer of Havre, and Jeremy Sohm of Bozeman; one granddaughter, Angie Sohm of Duvall, Wash.; one great-grandson, Nicholas Pfeiffer of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

  Memorials in Red’s honor may be made to: The Big Sandy Ambulance, Big Sandy, MT 59520; Big Sandy Medical Center, Big Sandy, MT 59520; St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church, Box 20, Big Sandy, MT 59520; or to the memorial of a person’s choice.   

  Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.           

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