March 18, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.

Hank Mahr

Hank Mahr
Hank Mahr

Henry Mahr passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2010. Preceded in death by first wife, Virginia. Survived by wife, Louise; children, Micki (Mark) Lendway, Patrick (Barbara) Mahr, Bernice (John Bibeau) Hubbard. Bernadine (Paul) Marek, Daniel (Ruth) Mahr, Roger Mahr, Mike Mahr and John Mahr, and many other relatives and friends.

Henry (Hank) Mahr was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Henry and Raya. We went to catholic school until tenth grade, when he transferred to Humbolt High.

Hank entered the Air Force in November of 1942 during World War II. He was stationed in Iceland. After the war, he was married to Virginia in September of 1945. In 1959, Virginia passed away during childbirth.

Hank and his second wife Louise were married in November 1959.

Hank enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, reading, playing the piano and going to breakfast with friends from St. Bridget's. He and his wife Louise worked at St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church in Lindstrom. Hank delivered Meals on Wheels and read to the blind. He was a leader in his family and community.

Hank faced life with a quiet source of strength and was an example for everyone. His secret to living a long and fruitful life was "moderation in everything."

His reflection on life as told to one of his granddaughters: "We all have the responsibility to take good care of ourselves, and we all have to live in the same world, may it be good or bad."

We will miss him dearly.

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