Funeral services for Darell Lester Mohr of Morris will be held Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall at the Morris Area Elementary School in Morris. Reverend Donald Main will be officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the school on Sunday. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Darell Lester Mohr, son of Robert and Aileen (Giese) Mohr, was born May 30, 1953 in Morris, where he was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Darell attended and graduated from Morris Area High School in 1971. In February of 1973, he joined the Minnesota National Guards, serving for six years. While Darell was still in high school, he began working with his father in the family business, Mohr Plumbing. On Oct. 11, 1975, he was united in marriage to Kathy Amborn. To this union three children were born. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Morris, where Darell continued in the plumbing business. In 1984, Darell and Kathy purchased the company from Darell's father. They owned and operated the business until 2008, when they sold it because of Darell's health.
Darell was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris and the American Legion. He served on the Morris Fire Department for 21 years. Darell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding his 4-wheeler, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend being "Papa" to his granddaughter.
Darell died on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, having lived to reach the age of 55 years.
He is survived by: his wife: Kathy Mohr of Morris; one son: Jason Mohr (and friend: Samantha Ceasario) of Fairfax, Va.; two daughters: Lori Mohr (and fiancé: Michael Grittner) of Morris and Jenna Mohr of Morris; one granddaughter: Adrienne; two brothers: Curtis (Kitty) Mohr of Prior Lake and Vernon (Anita) Mohr of Morris; seven sisters: Marladene Mohr of New Brighton, Kathleen Holbert of Las Vegas, Nev., Diane Mohr of Columbia Heights, Cindy (Richard) Swenson of Waite Park, Ardyce (Lee) Webb of Morris, Jeri (Robert) Browning of Lolita, Texas and Judy Peterson of Breckenridge; mother-in-law: Gladys Amborn of Morris; sisters-in-law: Sandy (Fred) Kranitz of Dayton, Donna (Rick) Madsen of Crystal, Vicki (Bruce) Strandmark of Byron, Ga., Deanna (Jerry) Pekar of Brainerd, JoAnne (James) Hauglund of Donnelly and Tammy Ehrp (and fiancé: Gerald Thorstad) of Morris and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Ione; one brother: Harlan and father-in-law: Harry Amborn.
Pallbearers for the service are: Curt Mohr, Vern Mohr, Jim Mohr, Leonard Yochim, Joel Boettcher, Dean Pederson, Robert Browning and Richard Swenson. Honorary pallbearers are the Morris Fire Department and its retirees, all of Darell's nieces and nephews and all who called Darell friend. Phyliss Joos will serve as organist for the service. Bagpiper will be Trevor Bailey. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials in Darell's name.