December 4, 2013

Patty Jo Hohenstein

Patty Jo Hohenstein, age 81, of Lincoln passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on December 3, 2013, after a short illness.  She was born February 10, 1932 in Hastings, Nebraska to Jofield C. and Orma Belle (James) Outhier.  Patty was a 1953 graduate of Hastings College and on April 7, 1956 she married Charles Hohenstein in San Diego, California.  Patty was a devoted Navy wife, travelling the world with her husband Charles and her girls.  Favorite duty tours included Japan and England.  Pat loved her students and cherished her time as a teacher at Sheridan School.  Always a voracious reader, Pat became an avid bridge player after retiring from teaching.  Pat was a proud Nebraska native and was a passionate Cornhusker fan.

Survivors include daughter, Pamela Bieda of Potomac, Maryland and her children, Sarah, Jessica and Josef Bieda; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Nelsen of Omaha and their children, Michael and Molly Nelsen.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; sister, Katherine M. Stenner.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 6th at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th street, Lincoln.  To honor her love for the Cornhuskers and her natural hair color, please dress in red for her service.

Private inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Charles.

Memorials to the Lincoln Public School Foundation, Sheridan Fund for Excellence in memory of Patty Hohenstein, P.O. Box 82889, Lincoln, NE.  68501 or St. Matthews Episcopal Church.





  1. Pat you will be truly missed!!!!!! My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  2. Pam, Karen and Families,
    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. I also have fond memories of our time at Sheridan. Hold tight to your memories.
    Karen (Kitt) Case

  3. Pam,
    I saw your mom’s pic in the paper and wanted to let you know how sorry I am. I’m not sure if you remember me but I took care of your dad at Dr. Sorensen’s office. I recognized Patty’s name right away in the paper and just wanted you to know that You and your family are in my prayers. I will always remember your parents!

  4. Pam, Karen and Family.
    I meet your parents over 30 years ago. They were just the most wonderful couple. They were so full of life and caring. We saw each other every now and then, whenever we meet they were
    just so much fun and they always talked about the wonderful family and how very much they loved all of you. I was so sorry to see that your mother passed away. We have lost touch.
    I see that you had lost Chuck too. So sorry.
    Know that they loved you all.
    You were lucky to have two people that loved you all so much and were very proud of you. May
    God let perpetual light shine on both of them. May they rest in peace.

  5. Mrs. Hohenstein was a wonderful teacher and I will always remember her fondly. I know this is far too late but I’m sorry for your loss.


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