James W. ‘Jim’ Mohr, 89

James W. "Jim" Mohr, 89, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

Jim was born on July 5, 1921 to August and Elsie (nee Erdmann) Mohr in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School, class of 1939. He began studies in engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but interrupted them to join the Army in 1942. He married Doris (nee Tetzlaff) on July 25, 1944, in Milwaukee. Following the wedding, he served in the Philippines and Japan as a 1st Lieutenant. After returning home, he completed bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering and was certified as a professional engineer. He spent 36 years in the research department of Outboard Marine Corp., ultimately becoming director. He was an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and was elected as a director and fellow. Jim loved horseback riding, Dixieland music, fishing and gardening. He was very active in scouting and in the church where he sang in the choir. Jim was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his wife, Doris; children, James (Doreen) Mohr Jr. of Hartford, Jeffrey (Kathy) Mohr of Sheboygan and Susan (Bennette) Harris of Whitewater; grandchildren, Alex, Elizabeth (Matthew) Neighbors, James III, Michael, Matthew (Anne) Harris and Emily Harris. Jim is further survived by his brother, Thomas Mohr; many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Donald; and other brothers in-law and sisters-in-law.

A funeral service for Jim will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Wes Falk presiding. Visitation will be at the church only on Friday, Jan. 7, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Memorials are appreciated to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church or Cedar Campus Foundation.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

A special thank you to the staff at Cedar Campus Sub-Acute Care Silverbrook Wing for their loving care of Jim.