June 6, 1947 - December 13, 2020
John W. Gohmann, 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at his home. He was born June 7, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had been a Libertyville resident since 1988. He was a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids and received his MBA from Governor’s State in Illinois. A railroad enthusiast, John was first employed by the EJ&E Railroad and later was a transportation consultant for the National Mediation Board. He also did consulting with railroads nationally with his company, Gohmann Associates. John was President and Chairman of the Minnesota Commercial Railroad based in St. Paul, Minnesota since 1987. He loved all railroads, especially his special short line, like few others. Throughout his life, he demonstrated and valued the highest of work ethics. He was a man of his word, and always coming up with new ideas in his business. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Rebecca “Becky” Gohmann; his daughter Anne (Angel) Villarreal and grandchildren, Nolan and Grace, also of Libertyville. John loved life and cared deeply about his family, who loved him dearly. He had a great sense of humor and will be remembered by all who met him. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Madelyn Gohmann. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Avenue, Libertyville with Pastor Brian Paulson, officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, PO Box 734985, Chicago, Illinois 60673-4985. Please make checks payable to "Northwestern Memorial Foundation" and include “John Gohmann” in the memo line. Donations can also be made online at foundation.nm.org or over the phone at (312) 926-2033. Your gift will support the NM Lake Forest Hospital Cancer Center. For info: 847-362-3009 or share a memory at www.burnettdane.com.
John W. Gohmann, 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at his home. He was born June 7, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had been a Libertyville resident since 1988. He was a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids and received his... View Obituary & Service Information
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