Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Godspeed, John Mohringer

John Mohringer’s obituary in the Lebanon Reporter:

Mr. John Phillip Mohringer, 53, of Lebanon, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
John was born on June 1, 1957, to Johannes and Johanna (VanDongen)
Mohringer, in Decatur, Ill. His parents survive.
Shortly after graduating Lebanon High School in 1975, John met his best friend
and love of his life, Sally Ayres. They were married at the Herr Cabin in a
traditional Indian ceremony on Jan. 20, 1979, officiated by his father.
John was a certified nuclear welder and had been employed as a welder for
several years at Commercial Filters, Amtrak, and most recently as a car man at
CSX Railroad.
He and Sally enjoyed traveling the country on his BMW motorcycle. He was an
mohrpanavid BMW motorcyclist and outdoorsman, and mastered everything he ever attempted. John was also especially fond of going up in his power parachute,
where he could get his own bird’s-eye view of God’s creation. John had several friends and never met a stranger. His smile, laughter and sense of humor were always present, no matter what life dealt him.
John was a member of several clubs, including the Indianapolis BMW Club.
Along with his parents and his wife, Sally, John is survived by his large family who will miss him more and more as every day goes by, including brothers, Peter Mohringer of Lebanon, Thomas (wife Shannon) Mohringer of Elizaville, James (wife Wendy) Mohringer of Darlington and Steve (wife Terri) Mohringer; sister, Maria (husband Louis) Shepherd of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. One brother, Fred Mohringer, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Myers Chapel of Memories,
1502 N Lebanon St., Lebanon. Services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Howard Barefoot officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the American Cancer Society, or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

I shot this picture the day John and Sally and I spent panning for gold in the Colorado high country. The stream was just west of Fairplay, Colo.

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