Gary Edward Mohl

Oct 08, 1938 - Aug 11, 2022

Gary Edward Mohl

October 08, 1938 - August 11, 2022


Gary E. Mohl, 83, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa and Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Alverno Healthcare Facility in Clinton, Iowa.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 A.M., Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Lost Nation, Iowa Cemetery.

Gary Edward Mohl was born on October 8, 1938 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Edward Chris and Marie Isabel (Smith) Mohl. He was a 1956 graduate of Lost Nation High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in 1960 from the Iowa State Teacher's College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls, and later his Master's Degree in Administration from the University of Iowa.

Gary married Alice Mae Crosthwaite on November 30, 1957 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation. Four children were born to this union, Gregg, Brenda, Mark, and Jody.

Gary was a teacher, coach, principal and mentor to students in Avoca, Lewis Central in Council Bluffs, Davenport West, Lost Nation,
Danville, Calamus-Wheatland, and Midland of Wyoming. Throughout his educational career he had taught science and drivers education, and coached basketball, and football. He had served as the Principal in Lost Nation, Danville, Calamus-Wheatland and lastly Midland of Wyoming, retiring in 2000.

Gary was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed camping, traveling, reading the newspaper, and attending his children and grandchildren's activities.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Alice Mohl of Clinton, IA; children, Gregg (Rhonda) Mohl of Clinton, IA, Brenda (Kent) Snyder of Belleville, IL, Mark (Shelly) Mohl of Osage, IA, and Jody (Brian) James of Anamosa, IA; 9 grandchildren, Megan Mohl, Courtney Mohl, Amanda (Alex) Bigley, Joshua (Kylie) Snyder, Cameron James, Dylan James, Cassidy (Trevor) Molitor, Mariah James, and McKenzie Mohl; and 5 great-grandchildren, Lydia, Finnegan, Wyatt, Nora, and Adalynn. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Cheryl Wurster and Joan Clapp.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Gary E. Mohl memorial fund has been established.

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Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:00 am
First Lutheran Church

210 E. Platt Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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