In memory of

Darlene Mohr

January 16, 1932 - February 17, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Darlene Mohr

Darlene Mohr

Born: January 16, 1932
Died: February 17, 2021
Age: 89
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   Darlene Kathryn (Schoneboom) Mohr was born on January 16, 1932, to Fike and Minnie Schoneboom.  She passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 89 years of age. 
   She graduated from Sac City Community School in 1950. 
   Darlene was married for 55 years to Duane Mohr from May 28, 1950, until his death in 2005. Together, they were blessed with 6 children: Jim, Mike, Linda, Gloria, Bob, and Connie. Much of their married life was spent living and working on a dairy farm east of Lake View, where Darlene and Duane were also members of Emmanuel Lutheran church for many years. 
   Duane and Darlene enjoyed traveling and often recalled their favorite trips to Nashville and Arizona. 
   Darlene was always willing to lend a helping hand and served as a caregiver for many throughout the years.  
   Known for her quilt making, Darlene embroidered a personalized quilt for each grandchild, great-grandchild, and great-great-grandchild. Nearly all blankets are still accounted for and used, even by the adult children. 
  With the help of her son Mike, Darlene canned enough tomatoes and tomato juice every year to keep all 6 kids well supplied. At Christmas time, she also gave each family a tray of her homemade cookies and candy. 
   Above all, Darlene enjoyed the company of family and friends. All were welcome in her home, where she loved to visit and play cards. She was proud of her family and cherished every moment she spent with them. She has been a confidante to many nieces and nephews as well as to her own children. 
   Darlene held different jobs throughout the years in addition to working on the farm. Most notably she worked at Stock Popcorn Company in Lake View and Mohr's Farm Market in Auburn.  She was a staple at the Farm Market after working for many years until her health required her to retire in 2015.  
   Left to share her memory are her six children and their spouses: Jim (Carolyn) Mohr, Mike Mohr, Linda Renze, Gloria  (John) Schulte, Bob Mohr, and Connie Broich. Twelve grandchildren: Tim Mohr; Lisa (Nick) Duckett; Michael, Andrea, and Andrew Mohr; Sara (Bill) Riley; Jodi Essex; Emily (Travis) Crouch; Anna (Wes) Kisting; Jake (Amanda) Schulte; Nathan (Kelli) Mohr; and Beth Mohr. Fifteen great-grandchildren: Kayla (Brennen) Thompson; Erica Birkey; Derek and Wyatt Riley; Kael Ternes and Tomlyn Essex; Theo and Georgia Crouch; Isabella, Evelyn, and Charlotte Kisting; Cooper and Becklee Mohr; and Riley and Dakota Mohr. One great-great-grandson, Marcus Thompson. Also living are her sister Mairlys (Ed) Rehm; in-laws Eunice (Carmen) Catania, and Dennis (Carla) Hallberg; many nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to count. 
   Those preceding her in death are her husband, Duane; parents Fike and Minnie; stepfather Richard Christian; brothers and wives: Virgil (Francis) Meyer, Orville (Mavis) Meyer, and Henry (Bud) (Darlene) Meyer; daughter-in-law Joyce Mohr; stepbrother Eugene Christian; parents-in-law Myrtle Hallberg, Albert and Minnie Mohr; in-laws: Marcele (Russ) Reetz, Melvin (June) Mohr, Carol  (Art) Murman; Bob Howell, a friend with whom she spent a lot of time having fun and sharing shenanigans later in her life, also preceded her in death.
10:00 a.m., Saturday
February 20, 2021
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa

Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
9:00 a.m., Saturday
February 20, 2021
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:07 PM
“To Darlene's family: I am Carol (Hallberg) and Art Murman's daughter, Ellyn. I am the oldest grandchild of Myrtle Hallberg, I only met your mom a few times after your dad found his birth mom, my grandma Myrtle. After my dad died in 2007, Darlene was so nice to visit and call my mom. My mom didn't drive and went into a nursing home 4 years after my dad died. I wish we could have known about your family earlier, as I know my mom and yours would have been very good friends. I am sorry for your loss, she was a sweet lady. My uncle Dennis didn't notify us about her passing., so I am thankful that the notice of her death was in the Messenger. Sincerely, Ellyn Lemke”
- Ellyn Lemke
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM
“Our Sympathy and prayers to the Family.”
- Richard & Melody Heim
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:51 PM
“Rest now servant of God. I'll see you on the other side sweet one. Love to the family and know she is very happy where she is now.”
- Jody (Stock) Witzel
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:53 AM
“So many great memories of my Aunt Dar. Spending a week each summer on the farm with her always busy as a bee but always happy and loving. She would prepare dinner for all the men working together (neighbors helping neighbors) and put on a feast like it was nothing. Her laughter and presence at the monthly family birthdays celebrations is another standout. Weekends camping watching her and my Mom share stories and make good times for us. Her making my first born a hand sewn quilt also unforgettable. So many things that made my Aunt Dar someone who I very much loved and was so important in my life. Prayers and sympathy to all her kids and to my parents. ”
- Sandra Montgomery
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Deb Pedersen
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“My prayers are with all the family & I am very glad to know Darlene as my aunt on my mother side. I have enjoyed all our Christmas cards each year to hear how everything is in lowa & I always felt as if I was there with everyone. I will miss her dearly but know she is at peace in heaven with all her family. God bless & love to all the family & friends. ”
- Kristi (Reetz) Varny
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“My Aunt Dar has a very important part of my life. I love her like a mother. Sending prayers to her children and families. You are loved by many and will be so missed. RIP You've earned it. ”
- Pam Ruchti
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“We lost a dear soul. My condolences to her wonderful family. ”
- Denise Jennett
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“So Sorry for your loss. Darlene was my neighbor and I will miss talking to her and the Wonderful conversations. She will be missed by many. Sending Prayers and Hugs to everyone.”
- Rebecca Peters
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Prayers to the families of Darlene. Always enjoyed her at the market. She was always so pleasant and helpful .”
- Shirley Ohden
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family on the loss of your loved one.”
- Bob and Brenda Bengtson
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:18 PM
“Aunt Dar will be missed so much! I am sorry we can't be there for you but know we are sending our love from Arkansas. ❤❤”
- Mary Gale
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:18 PM
“Rest in Peace, Darlene. We always enjoyed our conversations with you at Mohr's Market. You will be missed by many.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
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