Obituary Record

Dale John Henry Mohr
Died on 2/21/2019

Haden-Golden-Reichmuth Internet (photo) 2-23-2019

Mohr, Dale John Henry

22 August 1932 ~ 21 Feb 2019

Mohr, Dale John Henry

Memorials to the church or Bennington American Legion

Dale John Henry Mohr was born on August 22, 1932 in Bennington, Nebraska to Charles and Anna (Schneekloth) Mohr. He grew up on a farm northeast of Bennington. He attended school and graduated from Bennington in 1949. After high school Dale began working at the local Coop. He then entered the US Navy in 1951.

Dale married Ila Mae Kruse in 1955 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington, Nebraska. They had two children, Van Dale and Sue Renee. Dale and Ila lived in California and then Omaha before finally settling in Bennington to raise their family.

After leaving active duty Dale began working for OPPD as a lineman and continued there until 1968. In 1969 Dale and Ila opened Dale’s Gambles Hardware Store in downtown Bennington. In 1977 they built a new building “on the top of the hill”. A few years later they changed franchises and became Dale’s True Value. While running the hardware store Dale also enjoyed appliance repair, cutting down trees, and basic electrical jobs. After selling the store in 1990 Dale became a full-time electrician. Dale also served in the Navy Reserves for over 30 years.

Dale served on the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Bennington Village Board. Dale was a long time, active member of the Bennington American Legion Post #266. He was a member of the VFW and area Korean War Vet Association. He was a current member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. In his spare time, he also enjoyed camping, fishing, gambling, and “piddle-farting-around ” in the shop. He and Ila enjoyed traveling as well. For many years they religiously attended reunions of the Tin Can Sailor and USS Bausell Associations; traveling to cities all over the United States.

Dale enjoyed his grand and great grandchildren immensely. He attended many, many football, baseball, softball, basketball games, dance recitals, and birthday parties. They always brought a huge smile to his face.

Dale passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Ridgewood Retirement Center in Bennington, Nebraska at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his wife Ila, parents Charles and Anna Mohr, and brothers Glen and Lyle Mohr. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Van and Nancy of Bennington; daughter and son-in-law Sue and Ken Wright of Omaha; grandchildren Mandy and Cody Henrickson of Bennington, Mallory Mohr of Omaha, Jacob and Emily Mohr of Parkville, Missouri and Camden Wright of Omaha; great grandchildren Karac Dale and Cora Pearl Henrickson; sister Lois and Richard Musel of Bennington; sister-in-laws Myrna Nelson and Betty Mohr both of Bennington.

Dale will always be remembered as an honest, devoted, humble, hard-working, fun loving, family man.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Note: Buried in the German Cemetery. Find a Grave # 197032834