Champaign- Virginia Mohr 92, of Champaign passed away on Saturday November 27, 2010 at her home in Champaign. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rudolph Carl Sandberg and Cora Anne Eichstaedt Sandberg on April 22, 1918 and was raised in Rock Island, Illinois where she graduated from high school. She attended Wheaton College, where she met Paul Mohr, son of Louis and Maude Buxton Mohr. Virginia and Paul were married on October 14, 1939 in South park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island, Illinois and lived in Wheaton, Illinois for three years.
Virginia spent 25 years in the business world as an office manager and secretaries to two presidents of corporations and six years as secretary to the Director of Development at the Portland Cement Association Research Laboratory in Skokie, Illinois. Virginia retired from the business world when Paul’s work required him to move frequently across the country, and concentrated on volunteer positions, civic and cultural.
The couple moved from coast to coast. Virginia spent the next 25 years as a volunteer in the arts. She was a member of the Diablo Symphony Board and president of the Diablo Symphony Guild and Coordinator for the Symphony’s Young Artist Award Competition. She was appointed by the mayor of Danville, California to the Danville Arts Commission, where she served for 6 years.
The couple resided in the San Francisco area for 26 years and then moved to Champaign- Urbana, Illinois to be closer to family and friends in May of 2003. Paul died in July of 2003.
Virginia was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.
She is survived by her brother, Rudolph C. Sanberg Jr. of Neoga, Illinois and Cape Coral, Florida; her nephew Rudolph C. Sandberg III and his wife Sandra, of Nederland, Colorado; her grand nephew Sean Andrew Sandberg of Big Pine Key, Florida,her nieces Kristine Holtgrieve and her husband James of St. Louis, Missouri; Vicki Retzolk of Philo, Illinois; Carla Schmidt and her husband, Michael, of Mahomet, Illinois. She is also survived by Dale Thomas, nephew of Paul Mohr, 8 grandnieces and grandnephews, one great grand niece, one great grandnephew, and numerous friends across the country.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 22, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, Champaign followed by coffee and light refreshments in Westminster Hall of the church. A Illinois. Memorials should be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, Champaign.
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