HAROLD RAYMOND “Pee Wee” MOHR, age 92 of Brooklyn, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa. Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 2, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn with Rev. John Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Inurnment will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 2, from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be contributed to the American Legion or the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his son Charles (Teresa) of Spencer; his daughter Patty Flander of What Cheer; six grandchildren, Brian (Tiffany) Mohr, Mark (Michelle) Mohr, Michael (Alicia) Mohr, DeAnn McGinnis, Neal (Kristin) Flander and Eric (Michelle) Flander; twelve great-grandchildren, Chloe Mohr, Alyssa Simpson, Emerson Mohr, Aubrey Mohr, Ashlyn Mohr, Autumn Mohr, Maddex Mohr, Jacob McGinnis, Nathan McGinnis, Beau Flander, Ben Flander and Brodey Flander; a great-great-grandchild, Carson Mears; a brother Howard Mohr of Williamsburg; and a nephew Bobby Mohr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Maxine in 2007, a son-in-law John Flander, a sister-in-law Jean Mohr, a niece Janie Mohr, and a nephew Tom Mohr.
Harold Raymond Mohr was born January 2, 1923 on the family farm in Poweshiek County, near Victor, Iowa, the son of Everett and Mary Paeper Mohr. He attended the Guernsey school and then completed his education in Victor. Harold helped his father in the trucking business. He and Maxine Fern Bolen were married on January 23, 1943 at the Presbyterian parsonage in Brooklyn. He then entered the U.S. Navy, serving 3 years during World War II. Upon his return, Harold and his wife Maxine operated the Mohr’s Café, in downtown Brooklyn. He later was employed at the post office, worked at the Poweshiek County Shop, and drove a tank wagon for Poweshiek Jasper Farm Services for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 294, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Being a very patriotic person, Harold displayed the American flag at all times.
Harold’s greatest joy was his family. He enjoyed attending all the activities of his children and grandchildren, including the high school and college events. He liked to play cards and golf. He also enjoyed watching dirt track racing, especially when his grandson Eric was competing. Harold lived his life to the fullest. He never knew a stranger, and had no difficulty making conversation and joking with his family and many friends. He was the “Coolest Grandpa Ever!”