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Tomhave, Dr. Wesley George


 

Wesley George Tomhave, 97, of Lincoln, passed away at his home July 8, 2017.  Born August 22, 1919, in Fergus Falls, MN to George and Alma (Baumgart) Tomhave.  He grew up and attended grade school and high school in Spirit Lake, IA and Esterville, IA.  After high school, he attended college at the University of Minnesota where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History.  He enlisted in the US Navy on December 7, 1942 and attended Officers Training School at Columbia University in New York City.  He was assigned to the attack transport, USS Ormsby (APA-49) in June 1943.  Operating in the south Pacific during WWII, he participated in assault landings at Tarawa, Kwajalein, Aitape, Guam, Peleliu and Leyete.  He described his time in the service as “the most exciting time of my life”.  Upon discharge as a Lieutenant Senior Grade in the Navy in December 1945, he attended the University of Minnesota – School of Medicine.  One of his proudest achievements was becoming a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 1949.  After earning his Medical Degree, he practiced Family Medicine from 1950-1957 in Hibbing, MN.  In 1958, he moved to Chicago to do residency training in Internal Medicine at the VA Research Hospital.  Wes served as the Head of the Department of Metabolism at Northwestern University from 1960-1963.  There he met his wife Ann.  They were blessed with the births of three sons.  They moved to Lincoln, NE in 1963, were he practiced Internal Medicine at the Lincoln Clinic, Wedgewood Internal Medicine Associates and the Lincoln VA Hospital.  His medical practice in Lincoln spanned 34 years.  Wes was a member of AOA, Lifetime Member of the American Boxer Club, Missouri Valley Boxer Club, Cornhusker Kennel Club, as well as multiple Bridge Clubs and a past member of Executive and 50-50 clubs.  He was a long-time parishioner and charter member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Wes enjoyed reading, traveling, the Huskers and Royals, playing bridge and raising/showing boxers.  His family, medical practice, many boxer dogs and his acreage were the loves of his life.
 
Wes was preceded in death by his parents George and Alma (Baumgart) Tomhave and his sisters Dorothy Walker and Beverly Longacre.  He is survived by his wife Ann (Trautschold) Tomhave, Lincoln, NE, children Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, St. Cloud, MN, John (Beverly) Tomhave, Naples, FL, Jeffrey G. (Michelle) Tomhave, Hermitage, PA, Scott R. (Rebecca) Tomhave, Lincoln, NE and Christopher W. (Patsy) Tomhave, St. Paul, NE, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and Mojo.

A Rosary service will be at 7:00 pm Wednesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1940 S. 77th Street, Lincoln, with Monsignor Liam M. Barr officiating. Inurnment will be in the Omaha National Cemetery, Omaha, NE.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Foundation, 555 South 70th Street, Lincoln NE 68510 or Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD 57770.





Guestbook for Tomhave, Dr. Wesley George

5:45AM Jul 14th, 2017
Wes was the kind, thoughtful and consummate gentleman in every situation! He was the man every man should strive to become! Our prayers and encouragement are with Ann in this most difficult of times.
Thomas & Carol Latta (Corder, MO)
7:39AM Jul 13th, 2017
Ann & family - my thoughts are with you as I recall Wes being ever so kind and gentle. We are all truly blessed for having him in our lives so long. And I LOVE that Mojo was included in the survivors :-) .... So fitting! Love to you all
Dian Quist (Lincoln, NE)
7:15PM Jul 11th, 2017
I was 15 years old when my mother, Eleanor Turner Yost, began treatment from a new medical doctor in Lincoln. His special skill, kindness and care contributed greatly to her longevity and quality of life: a challenge thought to be a miracle at the time. I am eternally grateful for the wellness a truly remarkable man brought to my Mom. Dr. Wesley Tomhave will always be remembered and never forgotten. Blessings to the family.
James Yost (Colorado Springs, CO)
5:17PM Jul 10th, 2017
A great loss. A wonderful man. Blessings to Ann and the family.
Marilyn Boush (Northboro, IA)
5:15PM Jul 10th, 2017
Wes was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Marilyn Boush (Northboro, IA)
2:55PM Jul 10th, 2017
Wes was my "Nebraska Dad" He was always ready with an encouraging and kind work, questions about my kids and teaching career, and a quick and clever joke. My heart id heavy with the loss of this great man, but overflowing with peace knowing that we will laugh again, in God's time.
Annmarie Andersen (OMAHA, NE)
2:52PM Jul 10th, 2017
Wes was my "Nebraska Dad." He was always ready with a kind word, a question about my kids and teaching career, and ready with a quick joke. My heart is heavy at the loss of this great man, but overflowing with peace, knowing that we will laugh again in God's time.
Annmarie Andersen (Omaha, NE)
10:14AM Jul 10th, 2017
Wes was a wonderful man. Loved his family and his boxers deeply. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and his family.
Sandy & Steve Orr (Omaha,, NE)
10:00AM Jul 10th, 2017
Dear Ann and family: Remembering Wes as a wonderful and gentle soul that will forever remain in our hearts. May you take comfort as you celebrate his life this week and start a new chapter of your lives. Those of us who were privileged to know him will think of him often, when we find ourselves benefiting again and again from his influence, principles, support and love.
Barb and Jon Lee (Lincoln, NE)
9:48AM Jul 10th, 2017
He will be missed. He was the one who finally convinced me to get my boxers and I thank him for that. At one time I also worked with him at the hospital. What a great man.
Linda Graham (Lincoln, NE)
9:10AM Jul 10th, 2017
Wes was one of the most kindest man we ever met. He loved his family and his dogs. We will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and his family.
Pat and Butch Healy/Engel (Wiggins, CO)
8:38AM Jul 10th, 2017
I will miss Wes as many will I know , but he was always so sweet and caring and I respected him so much . A true gentleman . My heart breaks for you Ann and all that loved him . God's speed Wes .
Rhonda Posekany-Epley (Shell Rock, IA)
8:03AM Jul 10th, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jeff & Sabrina Jay (Odessa, MO)
7:32AM Jul 10th, 2017
My deepest sorrow for your lost.
Rick & Janet Asafaylo & Kuban (Transfer, PA)


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