The Funeral Service for Raymond ‘Ray’ Elmer Mohr, 90, Hosmer, SD will be 10:30 am, Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hosmer. Burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Thursday December 9, at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich. Ray passed away peacefully on December 5, 2021 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
Ray was born on December 13, 1930, in rural McPherson County, South Dakota, to Jacob and Pauline (Maisch) Mohr. His early life was filled with doing chores and playing around the Hosmer area both on the farm and in town with his cousins and friends. After graduating from Hosmer High School, Ray was drafted into the United States Army.
In the US Army (1952-1954), Ray successfully completed boot camp and training and was deployed to the Korean War where he was a tank mechanic. When asked about his time in the Military, Ray replied, “It taught me how to deal with tough times which I used the rest of my life to always keep things in perspective”. After an honorable discharge from the Army, Ray returned to Hosmer where he started his construction career with his father, Jacob, brother, Werner Mohr and cousin, Milton Mohr. It was in Hosmer where he met a young schoolteacher, Bernice. Ray and Bernice were soon married and made Hosmer their home where they raised five boys.
Ray leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years; brother, Werner Mohr (Berniece); sons Richard Mohr (Peggy) of Aberdeen, Donald Mohr (Cathy) of Huron, Thomas Mohr (Janet) of Aberdeen, Clyde Mohr (Elaine) of The Woodlands TX, and John Mohr (Dawn) of Sioux Falls; grandchildren Josh, Lance, Brady, Bryce, Nakia, Hayden, Lauren, Alec; great grandchildren Peyton, Quentin, Harper, and Laney.
Arrangements are with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. Condolences and memories may be shared with his family and flowers ordered at grammfuneralhome.com
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