In Memory of

Louis F. Mohning

July 30, 1926 - August 20, 2018
From: Marcus, IA

Louis Frederick Mohning, the son of Louis and Wilhelmina (Wiebke) Mohning, was born July 30, 1926, in Marion Township in Plymouth County, IA. His childhood years were spent on the farm where he attended country school.

On September 14, 1949, he was united in marriage to Lillian Bystrek at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Louie worked road construction for a short time before he began farming at their home south of Marcus and Remsen on the county line. Louie continued to farm and drive a school bus route for 13 years. He retired from farming in 2010, and moved to Marcus.
Louie was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. He was an avid golfer, cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Twins. Other past times enjoyed were fishing, bowling, tinkering in the yard and going on casino runs. Most of all, Louie enjoyed spending time with his family playing cards and puzzling.

On Monday, August 20, 2018, Louie passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian in 2006; and four infant children: David, Laurie, Lonnie, and Larry; four sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by his children: Les (Pam) Mohning, Lee (Lori) Mohning, Loren (Lynn) Mohning all of Marcus, Lisa (Doug) Engel of Le Mars, IA, and Louie (Kathy) Mohning of Remsen, IA; 22 grandchildren; forty plus great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Mohning of Kingsley, IA; two sisters-in-law, Rita Bystrek of Omaha, NE, and Mary Scollard of North Canton, OH; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Pallbearers  are Louie’s grandsons and honorary pallbearers  are his granddaughters.
Tribute Video

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 24th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus.

Father Eugene Murray will officiate.
Chris Mohning 
Tim Mohning
Charlie Mohning
Justin Mohning
Ben Mohning
Joe Mohning
Pat Mohnning
Louie Mohning
Jake Mohning

Jenny Schoenrock
Laurissa Peters
Amanda Keunen
Alicia Engel
Katie Holtz
Beth Rykhoek
Renae Beeck
Jessica Steffen
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus.
The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Steve Smith
Vocalist- I.C. Funeral Choir

Burial will be at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.


Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“I am truly sorry for your loss. I spent some summers hanging out with Lisa and Loren while staying at my grandparents' farm (Walter and Opal Dorr). Both your mom and dad were the kindest, most friendly people to me. My prayers are with you; your dad and grandpa really had a life well lived. God's peace and comfort to you all.”
- Jackie (Dorr) Givens
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Mohning families at this time. Louie & Lillian were friends of my deceased husband and sister-in-law. ”
- Dolores Arens
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“So sorry to hear. He was my favorite bus driver! Prayers to the family.”
- Sally Alesch Oltmanns
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:55 AM
“Loren, and Lynn,
I am so very sorry for your loss...
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...
Sincerely, DalLynn”
- DalLyn Hot
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