Family Will Greet Friends March 1 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pauley Jones Pfannebecker Funeral Home Denison, Iowa
Funeral Service March 2 10:30 AM First United Methodist Church Denison
Burial Crawford Heights Memory Gardens
Pauley Jones in charge of service.
Marjorie Ann, daughter of Henry Ferdinand and Lillian Helen (Dethlefs) Mohr was born on October 6, 1927, in Iowa Township, Crawford County Iowa. She was raised in Manning and graduated from Manning High School in 1945. She was employed at Al Martens Ben Franklin during high school and until her marriage to John Bertin Whited on September 10, 1947. They moved to Ames where John attended ISU and Marjorie worked in the Ben Franklin in campus town. They moved to Sioux Rapids for a short time where they operated a dairy processing plant. In June of 1949 they moved to Denison where they and Marjorie's sister, Marilyn and John's brother, Roy opened White Star Dairy. Marjorie served as book keeper for the business until their retirement in 1983. For the next 28 years they spent winters in Weslaco, Texas.
Over the years, Marjorie participated in a variety of community activities including long time member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women; the TallKorn Campers chapter of Good Sam, serving as secretary and treasurer; Crawford County Historical Society; Crawford County Hospital Auxiliary and chapters of Red Hatters in Denison and Weslaco. Marjorie was a 70 year member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. She held every office in the VFW Auxiliary, including 16 years as treasurer. She was a charter member of the VFW Past President's Club and served as president and secretary-treasurer.
While Marjorie enjoyed dancing with John, cooking, camping and exercising (she was a fixture at the local Curves), the focus of her life was visiting with family and friends. She loved to write letters, send cards, talk on the phone and meet with friends. Marjorie and John were regular participants of the after church breakfast group at Cronk's Cafe, as well as several other breakfast and lunch groups. She and John hosted family dinners until they moved to Swan Place in 2017 where she resided until her death on February 25, 2020.
In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn and brother Wade. Left to cherish her memory are her children Diana; John and wife Nancy Dunn; Marcia and husband Peter Simons; Berton and wife Maureen; grandchildren Dawn and husband Kyle Seibold, Ryan and wife Beth Holdsworth, Megan and husband Kirk Nichols, Ethan Whited and fiancee Kristen Wright, Derick Whited, Jason Whited and Kelsey Dunn; great-grandchildren Joshua, Abigail and Ava Seibold and Nolan and Nile Holdsworth; sisters Lila Schroeder and Iva Hinze; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The following quote found among her papers sums up Marjorie's life perfectly: "I try to enjoy life to the fullest and my first pride and joy is my family."
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Denison or Kindred Hospice.
From the 1981 Manning Centennial book
Henry Mohr and Lillian Dethlefs were married February 15, 1922.
Henry's parents were Gustav and Helen (Goettsch) Mohr. Children were John, Bertha Karsten, Laura Lage, Etta Studeman, and Henry, all deceased. The parents, local farmers, came from Germany.
Lillian's parents, also from Germany, were August and Sophia Ahrens Hinz Dethlefs. Their family included Helma, Henry, Albert (World War I casualty), Lillian, and twins Laverna Hoffman and Alvera Mork. Half-brother Adolph H. Hinz was a lumber dealer and builder of many Manning homes. Surviving are Laverna of California, Lillian, and widows Antonia Hinz and LaVina Dethlefs of Manning.
Henry was a World War I veteran and farmer until going into the trucking business in 1929. He passed away in 1951. Lillian, a telephone operator in her earlier and later years, also worked at Priebes and other jobs. She is a life-long Manning resident.
To this union were born Marilyn, Wade (Bud), Marjorie, Lila, and Iva. All were educated in the Manning schools and still reside in the area. Marilyn and Marjorie married brothers Roy and John Whited, Denison dairy businessmen. Marilyn and Roy's sons, with their children in parentheses, are Gary, Bruce, Dennis (triplets Amy, Shonna and Brent), Craig (Benjamin and Jennifer), Kyle, Brian, and Kelvin. Children of the John Whiteds are Diana Holdsworth (Dawn), John, Marcia, and Burton.
Wade married Thelma Doyle, and their family includes Gloria Aron (Todd and Jennifer), Sandra Good, Larry (Chad, Jeremy and Andrew), Douglas, Steven (Heather), Sherri and Scott. Lila married Wayne Schroeder, and children are Linda Anderson (Quintin), Susan Stangl (Monica, Andrew and Kristi), and Debra Weis. Both Wade and Wayne have Manning trucking businesses, and Wade owns McMahon's Feed.
Iva married Orville Hinze, and their Century Farm is north of Manning. Their children are Kathy Keller (David, Suzanne and Kenneth), Ronald, and Joni Jacobson.
Of the twenty-four grandchildren, four are still in high school. The rest have furthered their education, and only two, Douglas Mohr and Susan Stangl, live in the immediate area. But the rest visit as often as possible.
Children of Gustav and Helena (Goettsch) Mohr
Back: John, Bertha
Front: Henrietta, Henry, Laura
John & Regina Mohr children
Don, Dale, Daryl
Repatriation and reburial in Manning of Daryl Mohr (KIA) after WWII
Paul Vollmer & Ray Pratt - standing guard in the Ohde Funeral Home
August & Bertha (Mohr) Karsten with son, Harry Karsten and daughter, Leona Brus
Bernice (Karsten) Schroeder with Wade "Bud" Mohr
Bernice's mother, died shortly after Bernice was born.
So her dad, Emil's twin brother August raised Bernice.
Back: Dick Stuedemann, Laura (Mohr) Lage
Front: Emil Stuedemann, Henrietta (Mohr) Stuedemann
Etta (Mohr) Stuedemann
Henry Mohr WWI
Wade Mohr WWII
Marilyn Mohr 1942
Lila Mohr & Marianne Lyden
Lois (Weems) Wegner, Esther (Anstoeter) Williams, Lila (Mohr) Schroeder
Marilyn Mohr & Bernice Karsten
Ivan Opperman & Bud Mohr
Mary Ann Bauer, Alvin Bauer, ??
Alvin drove the truck for Bud Mohr
Laura (Mohr) & Herman Lage February 12, 1919
Wesley, Walter, Laura, Herman Lage
Wesley Lage, Marilyn Mohr, Walter Lage
Laura Lage, Walter Lage
1945 former students: Bob Addison, Lyle Anthony, Gordon Boss, Viola Brandenburg, Wayne Davis, Delmas Hacker, Norma Hagedorn, Otto Harder, Harvey Hemminger, Elmer Hicks, Ronald Hobek, Ruth Kennedy, Helen Kleespies, Louise Kleespies, Grace Klyver, Bernice Lohmeier, Arlene Mastin, Donna McConnell, Waldo Puck, Vergene Ruhde, Donald Scanlan, Margie Schrum, Katherina Soppe, Robert Spangler, John Stangl, Kenten Williamson, Lucretia Wolfe