John Donald Mohr, 89, passed away at 11:08 pm on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, after a long illness.
There will be a visitation on Friday, Feb. 7 from 11-12pm at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar, Mahomet. The funeral service will being at 12 noon, with Pastor Craig Sweet officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery, Mahomet and military rites will be accorded.
John was born in Mahomet on Dec. 14, 1930, the youngest son of Fred and Nellie (Stout) Mohr. He attended Mahomet schools and graduated from Mahomet High School in 1948. Following high school, he farmed with his father and worked for Hammetts in the gas station business. During Korean War time (Jan 1951), he enlisted in the US Navy and served for 4 years.
On June 9, 1951, John married Marilyn Ponder Mohr at Mahomet Methodist Church and they began their 'military' journey together for the next 4 years. After John's enlistment was up, they returned to Mahomet and entered their 'farming' world. John also worked for the Mahomet Township road commission for many years while farming. He helped neighboring farmers after he retired and worked until he was 85 years old.
John had 1 brother, Phillip and twin sisters, Alma McNattin and Alice Pelichoff, who are all deceased.
He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn; 1 son, Dennis (Dawn) Mohr; 1 daughter, Anne Marie Mohr; 1 brother-in-law, Harold Ponder; 3 grandchildren, Lindsay and Caitlin Domboski and Jordan (Adrienne) Roberts and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cunningham Children's Home, 1301 Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802.
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Cunningham Children's Home
1301 Cunningham Avenue, Urbana IL 61802