Yvonne Lois Puntine Hohe

Born in Bismarck, North Dakota on March 8, 1947

Departed on March 12, 2021 and resided in Watkinsville, Georgia

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Yvonne Lois Puntine Hohe, age 74, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2021, at her home in Watkinsville, Georgia. Yvonne was born March 8, 1947, in Bismarck, North Dakota, to Francis and Esther Puntine. She was a 1965 graduate of Minot High School, Minot, North Dakota, and attended Wesley Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in school years 1965-66 and 1966-67. While in Minneapolis, she worked in the publication department (Decision Magazine) of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. She married Robert (Bob) Hohe in Minneapolis on September 1, 1967. Yvonne and Bob moved to Spokane, Washington, after the wedding and remained there until early August, 1970. They moved to Alexandria, Virginia, for an employment opportunity in Washington D.C. for Bob. Their son, Van, was born September 15, 1970.
It was shortly thereafter that Yvonne began her long term employment with the Federal Government where she worked at Defense Fuel Supply in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1978 the family moved to Athens, Georgia, where Yvonne worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency until her retirement on January 1, 2010.
Yvonne was truly a North Dakota girl. She loved her home state. Her first home was on the Cannonball Indian Reservation where her father was employed at the general store owned by his nephew, Forest Otis. Her mother was a school teacher and, following job opportunities available at the time, the family had the opportunity to live in a number of North Dakota towns the last being Minot where they moved in 1956.

Yvonne loved people. She especially loved children. She was very involved in children's ministries at First Assembly of God (now Church at College Station) in Athens. She was a mentor at the Athens-Clark County school system for a number of years. She loved entertaining; she loved having all of her son's friends over regardless of the number or time of day. She loved being known as "Van's Mom." Of all of her loves, she loved Jesus. He was priority #1 in her life. Her license plate was YTJ (Yvonne Trusts Jesus). She is with him now.

Yvonne is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Van (Carrie); grandsons, Hayden and Hudson; sister, Margaret Setter (Bruce); niece, Kristy Weeks (Bob); nephew, Peder Setter; sisters-in-law, Francine Brandvold (Mark), and Patricia Lauche (David) and many other cousins, and family. A small family service will be held at a future date at the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to one of the following organizations: Langham Partnership (Langham.org) or Wycliffe Bible Translators (Wycliffe.org).

7 Comments to Yvonne Lois Puntine Hohe

  1. Mary Jo Martin
    April 5, 2021 1:07 pm

    Thank you Bob and Van for letting me care for your precious wife, mother. She will forever be in my heart. I miss her dearly. But, I know that she is free and sitting at the Lords table daily. She is singing and playing the piano. And she is walking again.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mary Jo Martin

  2. Tom Edge
    April 6, 2021 8:56 pm

    Bob, you & Vonnie are two of the kindest people I know. I always felt welcomed & loved in your home & so appreciated every time we did work for you both at your house. It was evident of the great love you had for Vonnie, it made me appreciate you & challenge me to love Dottie more. You both were showing me the love of Christ & I’m not just now realizing that! Bob, I am so sorry for your loss but I know you’re happy she’s whole again & her ‘Trust’ is now made site! Thanks for your valued friendship, Bob.

  3. Lon and Raelene Fendall
    April 9, 2021 10:28 am

    We reach out to you at this bittersweet time. We treasure our memories of the time we spent together at Aldersgate Weslyan Church in Falls Church, VA. We shared some holidays together and our boys, Mark and Van, were only a few days apart in age. Yvonne truly was a sweet follower of Jesus.💕 We know God is comforting you in your loss.

  4. Charlotte Dively
    April 9, 2021 12:48 pm

    May The Joy of the Lord and the Hope of Heaven be your strength as we celebrate Yvonne’s Home Going today❣️The Angel Choir are most likely excited to help her find her perfect place amongst them! Her voice will bring a delight to our Father in Heaven for sure! Frank and I and Troy treasure the family times we spent with your family, Yvonne, Bob and Van through the First AG church in Athens, Georgia. Let freedom ring for each of you as your new life adventures begin!! Yvonne in her mansion in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus. While, Jesus will help you both, Bob and Van to discover what great plans He has for you, as you rest in the comfort of His Arms with Peace on earth. Well done my faithful servants, your reward will be magnificent 💜👑✨Love and blessings, Charlotte & Frank Dively, Loganville, GA.

  5. Sherry Ogg
    April 11, 2021 6:42 am

    Bob and Van,
    Words truly do fail me. I love your family so much and have so many great memories with y’all. We’ve shared Thanksgiving dinners together, babies being born, life’s twists and turns and mostly the love of one another’s company. Vonnie was a special friend to me. I’m so sorry for the loss of her presence here, but I’m also happy for her freedom and eternal joy in Heaven. We will see you again, Vonnie, and we will rejoice together. Gods peace and comfort for you both, Bob and Van. We love you and are here for you anytime you need us.

  6. Reggie / Sherry Ogg
    April 11, 2021 8:35 am

    Dear Yvonne, I thank you for your witness- I’ve seen how
    you’ve shown love to so many people. We didn’t have the pleasure to know you prior to the early ‘80’s. It wasn’t until we began going to Athens First Assembly of God that we met you and your family, husband Bob and son Van. At some point along the way we began working with the youth group. it was a pleasure to get to know Van in that venue. Your influence on showing Christ to Van, along with the ministry of Pastor Addison influenced others in the youth group. Your influence and the input from others in the Church worked to build a strong youth group in the church. Those young people have gone on to build their individual relationships with Christ.

    All our love from us and all others who have been blessed to know you!

    Well done thou good and faithful servant,
    Reggie & Sherry Ogg

  7. Angie Mahler
    April 12, 2021 9:44 pm

    Yvonne was my dear cousin & over the years as our lives got busy & we lived miles apart, we kept in contact only once a year at Christmas time. However, when she retired, we had many phone conversations & her love for Jesus was the main subject. She loved to play the piano & sing. She would sing the special song God gave her. I’ve prayed for her daily during her long hard journey. The love, care & devotion you gave her Bob is truly an example of what commitment is all about. I’m sure she’s enjoying being in the presence of the Lord!💕💕🙏🙏

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