Donald R. Lohr

Born: Thu., Nov. 16, 1933
Died: Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sun., Apr. 13, 2014
Location: St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church

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November 16, 1933 – March 5, 2014

GRANGER – Donald R. Lohr, 80, passed away at East Lake Nursing, Elkhart, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Donald was born on November 16, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI to Russell and Arlie (Simonis) Lohr. On June 2nd, 1962 in Brookfield, WI, Donald married Judi M. Torti, she survives and resides in Granger. Also surviving are a son, Jim Lohr (Katie) their children Mariah (deceased), Austin and Elliot, of Naperville, IL. A daughter Michelle Hebron (Chris), their children Kyra, Jackson, Cyrus, Jorja May of South Bend.

Donald served in the Air Force and then he graduated from University Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He passed his C.P.A. and was a longtime member of the F.E.I. He was a 30 year employee of Bayers-Miles, last position held was VP of logistics. After retiring in 1995, he joined SCORE and mentored for several years. Don was avid lifetime fan of Indy Car racing and major sporting events. In his free time the winters were spent skiing black diamonds in Colorado, and the summers were spent golfing (a long member of Knollwood Country Club) and playing with the grandkids.

His siblings Thomas Lohr (deceased), Greg Lohr (Sue) Huburtus, WI, Barbara Lohr (Ted Ludecke) Cincinnati, OH, Dyane Sloane (Lee) Grafton, WI. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews around the United States.

We will celebrate his life on Sunday, April 13th, 1:00-3:00 Est. at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Rd, South Bend (lower South parking lot).

The family request memorial contributions are made to: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of South Bend or Harbor Light Hospice, of Mishawaka. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at



Charitable donations may be made in Donald's memory to the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana
922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN, 46617

Harbor Light Hospice
4330 Miami St., South Bend, IN, 46614

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Carol S. Nichols
   Posted Tue March 18, 2014
On behalf of the Schuyler Colfax Chapter of South Bend, IN, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), we wish to extend our sincere sympathy of the loss of your loved one. We appreciate and Honor his sacrifice to serve in our Country's military so we may continue to enjoy our Freedom.
PSALM 55:22

Glenn Emery
   Posted Wed March 19, 2014
I recently learned of Don's passing. I don't know if you remember me but I will never forget Don. His cheerful, easy-going demeanor and good nature was contagious. His athleticism was amazing. I remember the visit my family made to Snowmass and the wonderful tour of the mountain he gave us. There was about a six inch cover of snow that day and it was the first time I saw my daughter smile while skiing powder, mostly because of his encouragement and patience. Don was probably 65 or so then and I remember my thought that I wanted to able to ski like that when I reached that age plateau. Somewhere I have a photo of my daughter sitting in you condo lounging in Lucille Ball's easy chair. I am saddened by his passing through but I am glad that his suffering is over. He was a wonderful man and his memory will stay with me every time I go down a mountain. Glenn

Mark Neal
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
Don was an avid member of FEI (Financial Executives International) for many years. We were fortunate for his contributions. With heartfelt sympathy for your loss and with the knowledge that his was a life well lived, for which we are all richer.

with fond regards,
Mark Neal
President, FEI Michiana Chapter