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Reuben D. Gohr, 83, Sobieski, died suddenly Wednesday evening, October 10, 2012 at a Green Bay hospital following complications from a cerebral aneurysm. He was born July 30, 1929 in the Town of Chase to Otto and Martha (Bierhals) Gohr. Reuben grew up in Chase where he attended a one room school, later graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1947.
On January 2, 1951 he married Mildred Heinemann in Michigan. Following their marriage the couple lived on and eventually owned the family farm in Chase. Reuben farmed all of his life and continued to help his sons who took over from him right up until the time of his death. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Morgan where he served on the church council and also served on the Oconto County Board of Supervisors for years. Reuben will be fondly remembered for playing cards, shooting pool and putting puzzles together with his grandchildren during the numerous family get-togethers.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Millie Gohr, Sobieski; their seven children, Jildine (John) Mahlik, Seymour; Holly (Eric) Peterson, O'Fallon, IL; Sherry (Jay) Stender, Krakow; Gale (David) Mopps-Arredondo, Spring Branch, TX; Leon (Marcee) Gohr, Sobieski; Steven (Joy) Gohr, Pulaski; Dennis (Jane) Gohr, Sobieski; 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; one sister, Bardean List, Appleton; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clarence Gohr and one sister, Edna Grady.
Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Morgan after 9 am Monday, October 15, 2012 until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11am Monday at the church with Pastor Paul Heykes officiating. Burial will follow in the Town of Chase Cemetery. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Gohr family.
Jones Funeral Service
107 South Franklin Street Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2012