Father Thomas Mohr 1931-2015


I guess it is the spirit of the season that makes me think of Father Tom Mohr’s passing with him singing “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” In his vocation as a priest of the diocese, he covered assignments in all of the deaneries. But he is probably to be remember by more, especially the students, from his years on the faculty of Assumption High School in Davenport. His musical talent and annual productions are memorable for many.

Fr. Mohr
Fr. Mohr

Fr. Tom was an outgoing individual and affable by nature. His personality and time spent as chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospital and later at the Kahl Home were a great assist to his pastoral ministry.

The final years of his 57 as a priest were very limited as far as involvement in active ministry. Lack of good health claimed a period of necessary leaves and led to early retirement. Father did have the good fortune of spending his final days living in his family residence in Davenport. He was always at home to welcome friends. Now may he be welcomed home to eternal peace.

For your years of service, thank you Fr. Tom.


—Msgr. Francis Henricksen


Father Mohr obituary

Father Thomas Mohr, 84, died Dec. 3 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Thomas Henry Mohr was born March 14, 1931, in Davenport. He was the son of Sylvester and Estelle (Andress) Mohr. He attended St. Paul the Apostle School and graduated from St. Ambrose Academy and St. Ambrose College, all in Davenport. He completed his theology studies at Mt. St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
On June 7, 1958, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ralph Hayes at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport.

Fr. Mohr served the parishes of St. Bridget in Victor, St. Wenceslaus in Iowa City, St. Mary in Fort Madison, St. Mary in Riverside, St. Mary of the Visitation in Ottumwa, Holy Family in Davenport and St. Mary in Oxford. He also was a faculty member at Assumption High School and chaplain at The Kahl Home, both in Davenport. He also was chaplain at The Canticle and The Alverno, both in Clinton. Fr. Mohr was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

His funeral was held Dec. 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bettendorf. Burial was next to his parents at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Davenport.

Memorials may be made to Assumption High School Music Department or your favorite charity.

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