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Continued: Obituary: Lloyd Ohme, rowing competitor and coach

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 29, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The building, completed in 2007, went up on the site of the original A-frame. As a tribute to Ohme’s lifelong dedication to the sport, the boat house now bears his name.

Ohme’s daughter, Patty, became a world-class rower, and, like her dad, also coached and traveled across North America to officiate regattas.

Her father was the first to put her into a boat and teach her the sport he loved so much. Last summer, she got him back on the water a final time.

“When he’d get tired, he would take a break and then join in again,” she said. “I suppose it was poetic justice as he took me out for my first row in a double — a two-person boat with each person sculling, having two oars apiece.

“It was perfect,” she said.

In addition to Dale, of Dayton, and Patty, of Minneapolis, Ohme is survived by another son, Bruce, also of Minneapolis. Services have been held.

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