Alfred “Alfie” Mohring, age 87, of Montrose, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Woodland Township, Wright County, the son of Oggie and Elsie Mumm Mohring.
Alfie graduated from Montrose High School.
Alfie was joined in marriage to Lucille E. Weeklund Sept. 26, 1950. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Alfred engaged in dairy farming with his brother, Clinton, and later worked at Mid America Dairy.
He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Montrose, where he served many years as a lay leader.
Alfie also served 53 years on the Montrose Fire Department, many of those years as its treasurer.
Through the years, Alfie was involved with Montrose Days, Boy Scouts, and Montrose Planning and Zoning, and formerly served on the Montrose School Board. He received the Commodore Award from the Minneapolis Aquatennial Committee.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Alfie also was the “top chef” at the hunting shack.
He enjoyed flowers, especially raising tulips.
Alfred is survived by his children, Allan (Jackie) Mohring of St. Paul, Paul (Linda) Mohring of Brooklyn Center, and Linda (Raymond) Marquette of Buffalo; grandchildren Jessica (Lee) Reinhart and Erik Marquette; great-grandchildren Hunter Reinhart and baby Reinhart; a sister, Clara “Birdie” Hickman; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Mohring; a son, Dale; his parents; and three siblings, Mildred Lenz, Clinton Mohring, and Jeanette “Jo” Anderson.
Funeral services took place Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ingrid Bloom officiating. Interment followed at Kreidler Cemetery in rural Montrose.
Visitation was Friday, July 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Honorary casket bearers were Mike Marketon, Willie Bauernschmitt, and Roger Vanderlinde.
Casket bearers were Jim Hickman, Bill Hickman, Mike Hickman, Bruce Anderson, Denny Butcher, and John Kanduth.
Memorials are preferred to the Montrose United Methodist Church.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.