Alvin L. Mohr of Stillwater and retired president of First National Bank of Fessenden, N.D., passed away on April 6 at the Boutwells Care Center in Oak Park Heights surrounded by his loving family. Alvin was born in Fessenden, ND, on Sept. 11, 1916, to John and Ernestine Mohr. After attending North Dakota State University in Fargo, he worked in banks in Kensington and Vergas, Minn. He entered the service in November 1942 and was stationed in the field artillery at Fort Sill, Okla., as an instructor and received an honorable discharge in 1946.
Upon his return, he accepted a position at the First National Bank in Fessenden where he became president until his retirement. During this time, he also served on the board at the First National Bank in Drake, N.D. He married Lila Foss in 1947 and raised two children in Fessenden. Alvin was very active in the community throughout his years, serving as president of the Kiwanis, Civic and Commerce and for the Fessenden Development Corp. He also was involved in the City Council and county chairman for the Salvation Army.
Alvin was commander of the Fessenden American Legion and has been a lifetime member. He served on the board for the First Lutheran Church for many years, and was also deacon and treasurer. Alvin continued to work in his Mohr Realty business for several years after his retirement. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with family and friends in Fessenden, Fargo and Palm Desert, Calif. Friends and family will remember him as having a great sense of humor, a warm smile and a gentle personality.
Upon retirement, he and Lila moved to Fargo in 1987 and wintered in Palm Desert. where they enjoyed many years with friends in a golfing community. In 2004, they moved to Stillwater, and became members of St. Andrews Lutheran church in Mahtomedi.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Lila, of 65 years; two children, Dr. Wayne (Barbara) of Green Bay, Wis., LuAnn (Mike) Olson of Lake Elmo, and five grandchildren; Dr. Andrew Mohr (Kirsten) of San Diego, Ben Mohr of Boston, and Kathryn Mohr of New York City, Tyler Olson of Minneapolis, and Lauren Olson of Des Moines, Iowa, and one great grandchild, Max Parker Mohr, San Diego.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Fred, Dick, Herb, and two sisters, Lena Ehni, and Elsie Ring. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to either the First Lutheran Church in Fessenden, N.D., St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi or Boutwells Care Center in Oak Park Heights.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Boutwells Care Center for their outstanding care of Alvin. The service will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12. Interment is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday morning.