John Mahr, 66
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 5:31pm admin
July 26, 1951 —
Jan. 24, 2018
Lime Springs - John E. Mahr, age 66, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Notre Dame Parish, Cresco Iowa with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Cresco.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Heritage Events Center, 229 3rd Ave. W. Cresco, with rosary at 2:15 p.m. and scripture services to follow. Also visitation from 10-11 a.m. before the service at the church on Monday. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
John Eugene Mahr was born July 26, 1951, in Spring Grove, Minn., to Gene and Judy (Sollien) Mahr. He was a 1969 graduate of Crestwood High School. While eating at the local drive-in, his carhop, Deby Buckridge, caught his eye. They had their first date on Valentine’s Day. A few months later they were married, on Sept. 25, 1971 at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco. To this union the couple had three children.
Some of the many jobs John did over the years included farming with his brother Thom; Mahr Brothers Trucking with Neil; hauling for Cargill; John’s Feed and Supply; Seed Solutions; and driving semi over the road for Featherlite. John’s true passion in life was farming. When he wasn’t bedding down the cattle or checking the crops, he enjoyed going for motorcycle rides, fishing, golfing and hunting. He liked to meet his “coffee buddies” at 5 a.m. each day, play poker in Kendallville, and he occasionally enjoyed trying his luck at the casino.
John’s greatest joy was spending time with Deby and his family, especially his three precious granddaughters. When they weren’t snuggling in his recliner, he was feeding them chocolate and Mountain Dew. ‘Grandpa’s girls’ loved to go for four-wheeler rides and hang out in his shop with him. There were always plenty of laughs when John and the granddaughters got together!
John will always be remembered for his quick smile and sense of humor, along with his strength, honesty and love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deby; two sons, Scott Mahr of Cresco and Bill (Angie) Mahr of Lime Springs; daughter Kathy Mahr of Lime Springs; his mother, Judy Mahr of Lime Springs; three granddaughters, Krista, Kaidence and Korie; 10 siblings, Michael (Gwen) Mahr, Beverly (Dale) Alstat, Barbara (Bill Tieskotter) Mahr, Thomas (Janet) Mahr, Neil (Janelle) Mahr, Gregory (Joyce) Mahr, Donna (Kelly) Thomas, Marlene (Pat) Ollendieck, Sharlene (Don) Hruska and Debra (Kirk) Novak; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gene on July 29, 2016, and mother-in-law, Doris Buckridge.