Vila May Mohr, 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at St. Michaels Hospital.
Vila was born on September 28, 1922 in the township of Almond to the late Clarence and Ella (Roberts) Nigh. She attended the Bluff school.
In 1943 Vila moved to Stevens Point and began working at Hotel Whiting as an elevator operator. Later she was promoted to the front desk and then as a Greyhound Bus Agent. Vila worked for a short time in the office at Consolidated Paper Mill, Point Division. She also worked in the shipping and receiving department at JC Penny’s. In the early 1950’s she began working for Babywell Furniture Co.
On November 26, 1948 the former Vila Nigh married the late Elmo McCann at the Almond Methodist Church parsonage. The couple later divorced.
On September 25, 1954, Vila married the late Harold L. Mohr at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Steven Point. Harold passed away December 3, 1963.
Vila liked watching Game Show Network, doing word search puzzles, watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights and listening to her nephew “Uncle Ozzie” play old time music & going to KFC.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Luree Woehrle of Whiting & Loretta “Lori” (David) Kontney Sr. of Sussex; 1 step-daughter, Donna (Walt) Fischer; 1 step-son, Richard (Sue) Mohr; granddaughter, Rusty Leeann Woehrle; grandsons, David Kontney Jr. & Jeremy Kontney; 10 step-grandchildren, Alan, Dori (Gary), Norm (Kerry), Belinda, Harold “Tim”, Kristie, Kornia (Ed), Kelly, Dawn (Jeff), & Brian. She is further survived by 19 step-great grandchildren; 4 step-great great grandchildren; and extended family.
Vila was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents, Clarence & Ella Nigh; 1 step-daughter, Barbara Niewiadomski; 1 step-son, Ronald Mohr; 1 step-son-in-law, Eugene “Geno” Niewiadomski; her paternal grandparents, George & Zertilla Nigh; her maternal grandparents, Henry & Effie Roberts; 2 sisters, Pansy Alder & Effie Banks; 4 brothers, C. Emerson Nigh, Emery “Teen” Nigh, H. Helmus Nigh, & infant William; 1 sister-in-law, Ione Nigh; 2 brother-in-laws, Clifford Banks Sr. and Ronald Alder Sr.; 2 nieces, R. Rosalie (Banks) Werner & infant Lynda Nigh; & 1 nephew-in-law, Jack Werner.
A Funeral Service will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. David Ficken officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, WI. The family requests that you wear something red to the service in memory of Vila, as it was her favorite color.
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