Lavern Mohn, carpenter, vet, earned 5 bronze stars

By on August 31, 2011

Lavern R. Mohn, 89, formerly of Akron and Stevens, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Shillington, Berks County, a son of the late John K. and Lillie E. (Pfautz) Mohn, he was the husband of E. Marguerite (Ansel) Mohn, Akron, for 64 years on March 29.

Lavern was a 1939 East Cocalico Vocational High School graduate and a World War II Army veteran serving in France and Germany, receiving five bronze stars. A talented, self-employed carpenter and craftsman most of his life, he was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregational Church. He enjoyed his church family, local travel and "Word Circle" and "Fill in the Blank" word puzzles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Rev. Dr. Sidney L. Mohn, of Chicago, Ill.

Preceding him in death were a son: Douglas Lynn; a daughter: Cynthia Ann; and brothers: John P., Galen E., Melvin R. and Clair R. Mohn.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 31 at Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, with burial in Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver.

Kindly omit flowers with contributions to St. Paul’s E.C. Church, Box 275, Reamstown, PA 17567 and Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., Room 1818, Chicago, IL 60613 (serving homeless U.S. elderly and widows in Sri Lanka).

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