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George Robert Mohr

January 1, 1928 - November 23, 2016

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George Robert Mohr

Age 88, of DeBary, FL., formerly of Superior, died Wednesday, November 23rd, at John Knox Rehabilitation Center in Orange City, Florida.

He was born in Superior, Wisconsin on Jan. 1, 1928 to Edward and Blanche (Dondino) Mohr. George attended school in Bennett, WI and Superior East High School, graduating with the class of '45.

After graduation, he enlisted in the army and was with the Military Police K9 unit guarding the area (post WWII) known as the "Manhattan Project" where the first nuclear weapons were developed. He...

George Robert Mohr

Age 88, of DeBary, FL., formerly of Superior, died Wednesday, November 23rd, at John Knox Rehabilitation Center in Orange City, Florida.

He was born in Superior, Wisconsin on Jan. 1, 1928 to Edward and Blanche (Dondino) Mohr. George attended school in Bennett, WI and Superior East High School, graduating with the class of '45.

After graduation, he enlisted in the army and was with the Military Police K9 unit guarding the area (post WWII) known as the "Manhattan Project" where the first nuclear weapons were developed. He was honorably discharged on September 27, 1947.

He started working for the Coolerator Plant in Duluth, MN and as a "pin setter" at Waletzko's bowling alley during his high school years and after serving in the military worked for Falk Paper Co. in Duluth, MN for 35 years - never missing one day of work.

He was united in marriage to Bernice (Buytaert) Mohr on June 26th, 1948. They lived in Superior (Itasca) until they moved to Florida in 1989, where they first lived in Astor, then DeBary. While living in Superior, he attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Allouez. After moving to Florida, he attended St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Astor, then St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary. He enjoyed bowling, softball, golf and was instrumental in starting the Superior Amateur Hockey Association. George was a member of the Nemadji Golf Club, Belgium Club, Moose Club and was founder and president of the BSNA Club. George and Bernice organized the annual fish fry at St. Hubert's which is still an ongoing fundraiser for the church.

George was preceded in death by his wife Bernice, of 65 years, their infant triplet sons James, John, and Robert Mohr; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, August and Jean Buytaert, Joseph and Lillian Nicoski, Robert and Marcella Kelly, Donald and Marie Noble; brother-in-law John (Jack) Buytaert; daughter-in-law M.J. (Bridge) Mohr; nephews James Buytaert and James Mohr; and, niece Donna Noble.

Survivors include his children Jeffrey (Janet) Mohr, Burnsville, MN, Michael Mohr, Bisbee, AZ, Marcie (Jeff) Keppers, Proctor, MN; grandchildren Summer (Dan) Schutte, Travares, FL, Giorgi and Karli Keppers, Proctor, step-grandson Ted Ukkola of Solon Springs; great-grandchildren Kaydence and Drew Schutte; sister-in-law Karen Buytaert of Cloquet, MN; brother Edward Mohr of Bennett; WI many nieces, nephews; and, his two sand hill cranes - Sandy and Andy.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on December 10, 2016, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, at 11:00 a.m., with Father Adam Laski officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at the church. A time of fellowship will follow in the church hall.

Arrangements by Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, Orange City, FL.