Virginia Mohr

May 3, 1933 ~ March 21, 2012

Virginia G. Mohr, our wife, mother, sister, and special friend, 78, of Sioux Falls and formerly Hosmer, was called home to our Heavenly Father, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2 – 4pm, Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD. Memorial services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012, at 10am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hosmer, SD, with inurnment following at Bethany Cemetery, Hosmer. Pastor Pat Hahn will officiate.

Virginia G. Graff was born May 3, 1933, to Gottlieb and Hulda (Pfeifle) Graff in McPherson County. She was raised and educated in the rural Hosmer area. Virginia went on to Northern State Teachers College and returned home to teach country school. On June 21, 1954, she married her sweetheart, Lawrence Mohr, and they settled in Hosmer where they raised their family. Virginia worked many years for the Hosmer school system. She also will be remembered by many local Hosmer children for being their babysitter in her later years. Virginia and her husband were also known for the several businesses they owned and operated in Hosmer including Mohr Auction Service. More recently, Virginia was elected to a seat on the city council where she served for several years before she chose to resign due to her declining health.

Virginia was a member of the Hosmer American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and more recently, the Faulkton VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed being a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church WELCA.

Virginia will be missed deeply, especially by her husband, Lawrence of Sioux Falls, formerly Hosmer; her children, Denny (Heather) Mohr, Brookville, OH, Dixie (Peter) Janker, Springfield, VA, Lori (Douglas) Furness, Brandon, and Becky Mohr, Sunbury, PA; five grandchildren, Paul Leon, Leslie, Timothy, Nathan, and Stormie Lee; one great-grandchild, Alexys; one sister, Idelette (Larry) Mussman, Camanche, IA; one honorary daughter; Pamela Stolz, Sioux Falls, and her mother-in-law, Bertha Mohr, Hosmer.

Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Leon; her parents; one brother, Harry Graff; and one sister, Lillian Nitschke.

Virginia touched the lives of many with her beautiful smile and her generosity, and maintained her “thumbs up” sense of humor all the way to the end.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Avera Cancer Institute.

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  • sandy wolf says:

    you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a very special lady always had a smile on her face.She will be missed.But know she is in a better place no more pain and suffering.Remember the good times you had and keep them close to your hearts.God be with your family and help you through this dificult time.Charlie & Sandy Wolf

  • GARY HERMANN says:

    To the Mohr Family:
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother,and greatmother. She was an awesome person. We would always stop in to visit Lawrence and Virgina with my Grandmother Mary, and she was a wonderful person and fun to be around. May she rest in peace knowing the Lord’s love is with her forever. I will not be able to attend the funeral, but she will be in my heart and mind forever. Gary Hermann

  • We will miss Virginia very much . We at the Roscoe American Legion Auxiliary was very happy to have her as a member of our auxiliary . Our thoughts and prayers go out to her whole family at this time. Remember she is in a better place now.
    With Love from friends–Ron & Elda Hoffer

  • Judy Grismer says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Virginia. God Bless you all. Judy Grismer

  • Glenda DeVorss says:

    Dearest Dennis and all –
    With deepest love and honor to your mom, Virginia, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much healing energy coming to your family for support in this time of loss.
    In love and light,
    and the DeVorss family of Oregon

  • Ted and Melanie Sedler says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We will so miss seeing Virginia this fall when we’re back for pheasant hunting. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Hugs to all. Your Oregon “family”.

  • Holly Kosel-Carr says:

    Lawrence and family

    So Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Connie Woehlhaff says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories and the Lord’s loving protection give you comfort.

  • Mark Ulrich says:

    So Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Joyce Heyne says:

    I know that your hearts are sad and that you feel this void in your life, but remember that your mom is now among the angels rejoicing with her Lord. It was a great honor for Wes and I to fulfill your request of singing at the funeral this morning. Thank you for asking us. May our Lord grant you the comfort and peace that your hearts long for.

  • Sharon Grau says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Virginia Mohr, she was and still is a wonderful lady I will remember her forever, God Bless her and all of you!All of love Sharon and AL Grau

  • Katie Kirschenmann says:

    Virginia and I had a lot of fun together. She baby sat for Cody and I when we were little.Sometimes she invited me over for an afternoon and it was just her and I. Years ago Virginia gave me a dress she made for Dixie and I will keep it forever in remembrance of Virginia.I will never forget her.

  • Lois (Meier) Goetz says:

    To the Mohr family,
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow and loss. May The Lord give you all the comfort,peace and strength you need now and in the days to come. It is hard to lose a loved one, but now she is not suffering. And one day you will see her again. I have very fond memories of her from my childhood when I would see her in Ashley,N.D. Virginia was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly. God bless you all. With heartfelt sympathy, Lois (Meier) Goetz

  • Julie (Sperle) Harty says:

    THINKING OF YOU. You probablly do not remember me. I went to kindergarten in Hosmer and Becky was my BESTIE. and I married one of the Hosmer Harty’s. I am Gary Sperle’s daughter 🙂 So very sorry for your loss. I think of Becky and E.L. alot

  • You will be dearly missed grandma. You will always be alive in my heart, and i will always love you.

  • Keith Carder Family says:

    We are a bit late. But know that our thoughts and prayers are still with the family about Virginia. She was a wonderful lady. And always had a good time with her. Lawrence and Virginia were the best. The Keith Carder Family…

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