Paul "Chip" Ohm, Sr.

The funeral service for Paul “Chip” Ohm, Sr. will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, at The Church of Christ in Plainview, with Pastor Chuck Coggins officiating. Burial will be the Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview.
Friday, January 4th, 2019, on a beautiful sunny morning, Paul “Chip” Ohm, 73, of Elgin, Minnesota peacefully passed away at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. He courageously fought a 5 year battle with cancer.
Chip was born February 18th, 1945 at the family farm near Plainview, Minnesota to Raymond and Doris (Ward) Ohm. He attended school in Plainview. On August 12th, 1967, he married his partner in crime, Janalee (Ziebell) Ohm. Together they survived 51 years of marriage and raising 4 boys.
Chip lived in the Plainview-Elgin area for most of his life. Throughout his life, Chip was a jack of all trades. He farmed; he co-owned O & O repair with his father in Plainview; he was a mechanic for John Deere in Lake City and Plainview, Becklund’s Auto Repair, and Plainview Motors; he was a licensed blaster for Explo Midwest, Austin Powder, Geenen Explosives, and Olson Explosives; and he worked in construction for Priority Construction Services. He then retired in 2013.
Chip enjoyed everything outdoors including playing/coaching softball, hunting, fishing, bird watching, and fattening the neighborhood squirrels. He even continued roofing houses into his late 60s. Throughout his life, Chip looked forward to his summer vacations up north with his family and friends. His finest moments always included his immediate family especially his grandchildren and great-grandson.
Survivors include his spouse, Janalee; four sons, Paul Ohm Jr. (Erin Warbois) of Elgin, Kelly (Jalene) Ohm of Plainview, Scott (Jenni) Ohm of Rochester, and Jason (Kami) Ohm of Plainview; six grandchildren, Kori Hoyer, Taylor Ohm, Carson Ohm, Charlotte Ohm, Emily Ohm, Lizzy Ohm, and one great-grandson Wyatt Weinrich; one brother, James (Ruth) Ohm of Millville; two sisters, Linda Pantel of California, and Leanne (Peter) Weis of Plainview; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard Ohm; and one granddaughter, Amanda.
Friends and family may visit from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, the guest register may be signed at


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