Lohr Curtis (Red) Lohr, 91, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. He was born October 25, 1910 in Canton, Ohio. His parents were Clem Lohr and Dessi Shearer Lohr. He grew up in Bucyrus, Ohio and graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1928. He later attended an electronics night-school. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II from 1943-1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. After service, he worked for Smith Tool and Engineering out of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1949 he opened the Lohr Electric Motor Service on Oxford Street in Worthington. He married Deloris Jakel in 1950 and settled in Worthington, Minnesota. In January 1986, he retired and turned the shop over to his son Steve. Red was an avid bowler and active in politics. He enjoyed reading, photography, and music. He played the organ, violin, and the viola. Red was a life-long fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He is survived by his wife, Deloris; his three children, Judith Watts of Bucyrus, OH, Bruce Lohr of St. Paul, MN and Steven Lohr of Worthington, MN; six grandchildren, Page Watts, Kyle Watts, Lisa Murfin, Mark Lohr, Hanan Lohr and Nicole Lohr; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Arlene Sprow and brother, Richard A. Lohr, both of Bucyrus, OH. Burial will be 11 am on Friday, February 15 at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Assembly Area #1. A Memorial Service and Reception will follow at 12:00 PM at the Cremation Society of MN 4343 Nicollet Ave S. Mpls 612-825-2435
Published on February 14, 2002
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