Lohla, John A

Also Known As Lohla, John A
Birth Name Lohela, John A [1a]
Gramps ID I0067
Gender male
Age at Death 91 years, 7 months, 4 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E1047] 17 Nov 1912 Laurium, Houghton, Michigan, USA Birth of Jon A. Lohla

[2a] [3a]
Residence [E1135] 1920 Laurium, Houghton, Michigan, USA Living at 127 Iroquois, Laurium, MI

[1a]
Census [E1134] 1920 Laurium, Houghton, Michigan, USA 1920 Census, Laurium, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: T625_769; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 309

State: Michigan

County: Houghton

Township: Calumet Township

Incorporated Place: Laurium Village

Enumeration Date: 10 Jan 1920

Supervisor's District: 11

Enumeration District: 129

Sheet: 10B

Street: Iroquois

House Number: 127

Dwelling: 176

Family: 228

Relation: Son

Sex: Male

Race: White

Age: 7

Marital Status: Single

Place of Birth: Michigan

Father's Birthplace: Finland

Father's Native Tounge: Finnish

Mother's Birthplace: Finland

Mother's native tounge: Finnish

[1a]
Honor/Award [E1173] 1929 Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA Football Championship, Calumet High School

[2a]
Graduation [E1133] 1929 Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA Graduation from Calumet High School

[2a]
Degree [E1132] 1936 Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, USA BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan College of Mining and Technology

[3b] [2a]
Marriage (Groom) [E0062] estimated between 1944 and 1946   Marriage of John A. Lohla and Mari Ann Olivia Uksila

[2a]
Divorce [E0068] estimated between 1 Jan 1969 and 1 Jan 1971 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Divorce of John Lohla and Mari Ann Olivia Uksila

[2a]
Death [E0069] 21 Jun 2004 Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Death of John A Lohla

[2a] [4a] [3b]

Parents

Father Lohela, Matti [I0505]
Mother Linna, Josefina [I0506]
Siblings
  1. Lohela, Ilmar A [I0519]
  2. Lohela, Helen S [I0520]
  3. Lohela, Karl M [I0521]
  4. Lohela, Reino Michael [I0522]
  5. Lohela, Elwood [I0523]
  6. Lohela, Arvo E [I0524]
  7. Lohela, William V. [I0526]

Families

Married Wife Uksila, Mari Anna Olivia [I0068]
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E0062] estimated between 1944 and 1946   Marriage of John A. Lohla and Mari Ann Olivia Uksila

[2a]
Divorce [E0068] estimated between 1 Jan 1969 and 1 Jan 1971 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Divorce of John Lohla and Mari Ann Olivia Uksila

[2a]
  Children
  1. Lohla, [Living] [I0050]
  2. Lohla, [Living] [I0069]
  3. Lohla, [Living] [I0070]

Gallery

Narrative

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Source References

  1. 1920 US Federal Census [S0020]
    1. Date: 1920
      Page: Laurium, Houghton, Michigan; Roll: T625_769; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 309
  2. Robison Family Tree [S0028]
    1. Page: I0009
  3. United States Obituary Collection [S0033]
    1. Date: 6 Jul 2004
      Page: Daily Mining Gazette - John A. Lohla
      Source text:

      John A. Lohla
      LAKE WORTH, Fla. — John H. Lohla, 91, died June 21, 2004, at his home in Lake Worth, Fla.
      He was born November 17, 1912, in Laurium. He graduated from Calumet High School where he was president of his senior class. He competed in basketball, track, hockey and football and was a member of the football team that won the Copper Country championship in 1929. He attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Tech), where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. At MTU, he was a junior class vice president and was president of his graduation class of 1936. He was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Tau Nu Tau honorary engineering society.
      Following ROTC training at Michigan Tech, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He left active duty to be employed with Detroit Edison in Monroe, Mich., but rejoined the military in 1941 to become an ROTC instructor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He also served as drillmaster of the university’s marching band. During WW II, he was in the Army Corps of Engineers, assigned to the New York Port of Embarkation. His three brothers and brother-in-law, Arvo, Elwood and Ray Lohela and Fred Munson (all deceased), also served in uniform during WW II. Following the war, John Lohla continued in the Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
      In 1946, he was employed for two years as an engineer with New Jersey Zinc Co. in Franklin N.J. and then returned to Detroit Edison where he was superintendent for several overhead lines divisions before retiring in 1974. He then lived in Fayetteville, N.C. for almost 20 years and moved to Lake Worth, Fla. in 1999, where he resided with his son, Jon Karl Lohla.
      He is survived by three children, sons, John Karl and Jerry A. Lohla of San Diego, Calif; a daughter Judith A. Robison of Burke, Va.; and four grandchildren.
      The family plans a memorial service in San Diego in July and a graveside service at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet in September.
      Friends of the family may send donations to their local hospice organization.

    2. Date: 6 Jul 2004
      Source text:

      John A. Lohla
      LAKE WORTH, Fla. — John H. Lohla, 91, died June 21, 2004, at his home in Lake Worth, Fla.
      He was born November 17, 1912, in Laurium. He graduated from Calumet High School where he was president of his senior class. He competed in basketball, track, hockey and football and was a member of the football team that won the Copper Country championship in 1929. He attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Tech), where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. At MTU, he was a junior class vice president and was president of his graduation class of 1936. He was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Tau Nu Tau honorary engineering society.
      Following ROTC training at Michigan Tech, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He left active duty to be employed with Detroit Edison in Monroe, Mich., but rejoined the military in 1941 to become an ROTC instructor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He also served as drillmaster of the university’s marching band. During WW II, he was in the Army Corps of Engineers, assigned to the New York Port of Embarkation. His three brothers and brother-in-law, Arvo, Elwood and Ray Lohela and Fred Munson (all deceased), also served in uniform during WW II. Following the war, John Lohla continued in the Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
      In 1946, he was employed for two years as an engineer with New Jersey Zinc Co. in Franklin N.J. and then returned to Detroit Edison where he was superintendent for several overhead lines divisions before retiring in 1974. He then lived in Fayetteville, N.C. for almost 20 years and moved to Lake Worth, Fla. in 1999, where he resided with his son, Jon Karl Lohla.
      He is survived by three children, sons, John Karl and Jerry A. Lohla of San Diego, Calif; a daughter Judith A. Robison of Burke, Va.; and four grandchildren.
      The family plans a memorial service in San Diego in July and a graveside service at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet in September.
      Friends of the family may send donations to their local hospice organization.

  4. Social Security Death Index [S0031]
    1. Confidence: High

Pedigree

  1. Lohela, Matti
    1. Linna, Josefina
      1. Lohela, Ilmar A
      2. Lohela, Helen S
      3. Lohela, Karl M
      4. Lohla, John A
        1. Uksila, Mari Anna Olivia
          1. Lohla, [Living]
          2. Lohla, [Living]
          3. Lohla, [Living]
      5. Lohela, Reino Michael
      6. Lohela, Elwood
      7. Lohela, Arvo E
      8. Lohela, William V.

Ancestors