Donald Mohs, 88, Harmony

--Mohs, DonaldDonald Ray Mohs age 88, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Donald was born Jan. 20, 1925 near Granger, Minn., the son of Emil and Edna (Ludwig) Mohs. As a young boy his family moved to Osage, Iowa. Five years later, they moved back to the Granger area where he graduated from the eighth grade. Later they moved to York, Minn. While there, Don worked for different farmers and spent a year working for Hormel in Austin, Minn.

Don married Betty Cheney on Sept. 12, 1946 in Ostrander, Minn. Donald and Betty farmed in York Township for 21 years. In October 1967 they moved to Harmony where Donald started working for Fillmore County, retiring in 1988. During retirement he worked part time for Amherst Township.

Donald enjoyed fishing and took many fishing trips to the Mississippi River and to the lakes in northern Minnesota. He also liked camping and taking bus trips throughout the United States and Canada. He loved being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a long-time member of Greenfield Lutheran Church and the Harmony Conservation Club.

Donald is survived by three children, Richard (Vicki) Mohs of Brunswick, Mo., Janell (Dennis) Torgerson of Caledonia, Minn. and Randy Mohs of Harmony; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Donna Leverson of Lime Springs, Iowa.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty on Oct. 21, 2013; a son, David, his wife Sandy and their son Dylan; a sister, Alice White; a sister-in-law, Jean Terbeest; and two brothers-in-law, Marley Cheney and Roger Cheney.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment will be in Saetersdahl Cemetery, rural Fillmore County.


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