Dave Mohr, 91, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center.
Dave was born Aug. 23, 1928, in South Haven, where he grew up. The son of LC Mohr, the superintendent of schools, and Mabel Wegner Mohr, a teacher, Dave graduated from South Haven High School and earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from MIT, where he was in the Army ROTC, played tenor sax and sang in the men’s octet, the Logarhythms. After college he served in the U.S. Army’s Chemical Corps during the Korean War, though he was never deployed to Korea. After discharge, Dave went to work at DuPont, where a colleague and his wife introduced Dave to Elizabeth (Liz) Heaton. Within a year, Dave and Liz were married and were blessed with 60 years together.