Dolores Mohr

The Lord called Dolores Jean Mohr, 91, home on October 31, 2021, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. She passed away peacefully while surrounded by the love of her family.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Paul Ferderer officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Lampe & Powers Funeral Home in Lake City.

Dolores (Dee) was born to Ray C. and Blanche (Hillard) Lee on February 26, 1930, in Grant City, Iowa. She was greeted at home by her two sisters, Lila Finley and Maxine Schelle, and a brother Arnold (Buddy) Lee. Dee went to country school through the eighth grade. Due to her artistic abilities, Dee was offered an opportunity to attend Art School in Sioux City. However, she was afraid of being a financial burden to her parents and turned down the offer.

On March 18, 1948, Dee married Melvin Fred Mohr at the Lake City Lutheran Church. From this union were born two sons, Robert and Bill, as well as three daughters, Gloria, Patty, and Mary. They farmed in the Sac City and Lake City area. Dee was a busy mother and grandmother who was always baking homemade bread, gardening, canning, and taking care of her numerous flowerbeds. There wasn't much Dee could not do. Her talents ranged from carpentry to drawing, card playing, bowling (she won trophies with the National Bowling League in Sac City), knitting for loved ones, seamstressing, playing love songs and "show tunes" on the piano (even though she couldn't read a note) and enjoyed putting puzzles together. Dee inherited her love for music from her grandfather, Jared Freemont Hilliard; she was a talented musician who enjoyed playing musical instruments (she even played a banjo once), and she could often be heard humming or singing a song.

In 1994, Dee retired, moved off the farm, and settled into a home in Lake City. She enjoyed being with her group of friends, serving on the Lutheran woman's group in Lake City, playing cards (for those who were brave enough to play against her), doing puzzles, going to dances, and just having fun. After many years of separation, Dee divorced Melvin in 1997 and married Fred Rosendahl in July 2000. They moved into an independent living apartment at Swan House in Carroll in 2010, and then Dee became a nursing home resident in August of 2012 following a stroke. She moved to Shady Oaks in November 2017.

Left to mourn are Dee's friends and children: Robert (Doreen) Mohr, Bill Mohr, Gloria (Gary) Dooley, Patty (Dennis) Mohr, and Mary Mohr, fourteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, twenty great-great grandchildren (one more on the way), and many beloved blended family members.

Those who preceded Dee in death are her parents: Ray and Blanche Lee; siblings: Lila Finley, Maxine Schelle, and Arnold (Buddy) Lee; brother-in-laws: Floyd Finley and Vincent Schelle; niece: Judy Goslin; nephew: Terry Finley; grandson: Daniel Dooley; and great-grandson: Kamdyn Hike.

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