Dean O. Mohr, of Grand Forks, ND formerly of Devils Lake, ND, began his eternal life at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after 85 years, few tears, and many smiles.

Dean O. Mohr, of Grand Forks, ND formerly of Devils Lake, ND, began his eternal life at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after 85 years, few tears, and many smiles.


 Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND. Visitation will be  one hour prior to the liturgy at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in  Calvary South Cemetery, Grand Forks. Military honors will be  accorded by the American Legion Post 157, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and the Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard at the time of burial.


Dean married Joann Kirschbaum in Ruthven, IA on July 27, 1955 and together they started a family.


He is survived by his wife, Joann; daughters, Dorothy Mohr, Pelham, NH and Deanna (Jason) Deaton, Elk River, MN; sons, Doug (Cece), Devils Lake, ND and Don (Trish), Grand Forks. Dean is loved by six grandchildren, Patrick Mohr, Thomas Mohr, Kathleen Mohr, Jameson Mohr, Daniel Deaton, and Marie Deaton.  Dean created many happy memories with brother-in-law, Larry King and Dianne.  A favorite sister-in-law, Jean King, preceded him in death.  A niece, Andrea and nephews, Greg and Steven with their families survive him.


Service to country, church, and children mark Dean's contributions to society.  As a soldier for his country, Dean served 20 years in the United States Air Force.  As a soldier for Christ, Dean was an active member of the Devils Lake Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator with the Fourth Degree.  Dean enjoyed 36 years of teaching science and geography at Fort Totten High School. Dean also enjoyed membership with the Devils Lake Elks and VFW clubs.


Dean took pleasure in the outdoors, hunting and gardening with many antler racks and trophy tomatoes to show his successes.  Dean never met an engine or machine that he could not fix, after spending countless hours in his shop.


Dean's family is grateful to the staff of Valley Elder Care 500 neighborhood for their care and laughter.


The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com


The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND is handling the arrangements.