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Dr. Frederick D. Hoham, III dies at age 87

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Frederick Dixon Hoham III, M.D. passed away on March 15, 2014, at Wesley Health Care In Auburn, Ind.

Fred was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on February 20, 1927, the first-born of Frederick Hoham Jr. and Elma Dixon Hoham.

He is survived by his wife Hilda Brandt Hoham; three children, Matthew James of Ogden Dunes, Ind., Julia Martha of Ogden Dunes, and Christopher Henry of Jackson Farms, Westville, Ind., and daughter-in-law Monica Conrad; three grandchildren, Frederick Henry Conrad Hoham IV, Benjamin Christoph Conrad Hoham, and Hattie Analiese Conrad Hoham. He also has two surviving sisters, Ruth Weisman (Richard O. deceased) of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Ellen Spearman of Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and two cousins, Mary Davis Gettel (Robert deceased) of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Joseph Davis (Diana Schlatter) of Kokomo, Ind.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Philip G. Hoham (Evelyn Dunker Hoham) of Fort Wayne, and Jane Allen, (John T. deceased) of Lafayette, Ind.

He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1950 and served four years in the military, two years in Germany and two years in Oklahoma and Texas. He attended Indiana University Medical School, graduated in 1959 and interned at Marion County General Hospital. In 1960 he was one of the founders of the Portage Medical Group and practiced medicine for 25 years. During those 25 years, he served as Chief of Staff of Porter Memorial Hospital in 1967 and was a founder of Porter Memorial's first Intensive Care Unit in 1967. Fred was also president of the Porter County Medical Society. He retired from active practice in 1985. He served a term on the Porter County Board of Health; he served three terms as an Elder of the Ogden Dunes Community Church, and was committee chairman of the expansion and rehab of the church. He served as President of the Ogden Dunes Lions Club and was given the Melvin Jones Award by Lions Club International for dedicated humanitarian services. Fred served 15 years on the Ogden Dunes Home Association, making board walks with the help of kind members of the community to access the beach on Lake Michigan and also making memorial benches. He enjoyed crafting furniture and made 35 youth chairs for friends and relatives. He enjoyed his 30 years of retirement and traveling in his motor home throughout the country.

Funeral services will be held at a later date at Ogden Dunes Community Church with interment at the Church Memorial Garden.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ogden Dunes Community Church, 116 Hillcrest, Portage, IN, 46368, or to the Ogden Dunes Home Association, Hillcrest, Portage, IN, 46368.

The family sends sincere thanks to the dedicated staffs at Porter Regional Hospital, Regency Hospital in Portage, and Wesley Health Care in Auburn, Ind., for the loving care they extended to Fred.

Arrangements by Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn.

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Posted 3/18/2014