Thomas E. Mohr, 90


Thomas E. Mohr, a 50-year resident of Thiensville, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at age 90 at Alexian Village of Milwaukee.

Tom was born May 27, 1923, in Milwaukee, the son of August and Elsie (nee Erdmann) Mohr. He graduated from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee in June 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the military, he was an aircraft electrical system instructor and airplane electrical mechanic. He married Gretchen Barnes on Aug. 17, 1944. After being discharged in 1945, Tom enrolled at Marquette University under the GI Bill and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in May 1948.

Tom and Gretchen moved to Thiensville in 1960 and became very active members of the community. He was the Milwaukee Home Defense Corps block warden from 1948 to 1960 and the Thiensville civil defense director from 1960 to 1986. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and Little League coach; Thiensville-Mequon District 3 School Board member for six years; Thiensville Special Police officer (badge #1) for 43 years; Thiensville Planning Commission member for 18 years; Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457 member and adjutant; and Thiensville Historic Preservation Committee member.

Tom worked for Louis Allis, Doerr Electric and finally Leeson Electric as chief electrical design engineer for 18 years. He was a member of Mequon United Methodist Church. Tom was a proud Honor Flight participant in 2009.

Tom is survived by his children, Thomas (Arlene) Mohr of Jefferson City, Mo., Peggy Mohr of Adell, Steve (June) Mohr of Cedarburg, Mark (Jane) Mohr of Sturgeon Bay, and Sally (Glen) Lunde of Waukesha; his grandchildren, Thomas, Bryan, Anthony (Kara), Michael (Andrea) and Samantha; great-granddaughter, Molly (born Oct. 21, 2013); sister-in-law, Doris Mohr; close friend, June Campbell; along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gretchen; his parents; and his grandchildren, Regan and Mark Lunde.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane, Mequon. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service and at a reception to be held afterward. Memorials may be given to the Thiensville Volunteer Fire Department, the Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457 or Mequon United Methodist Church.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.schramkadensow.com.