LaVern (Vern) Robert Mohlis, 85, died Thursday morning, April 25, 2013, at Barthell O.E.S. Eastern Star Home in Decorah. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Decorah Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Sorensen and Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Private family inurnment is in Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah; and Wednesday beginning at noon, one hour before the service, at Decorah Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at He is survived by his wife, Dora (Fay) Mohlis of Decorah; his children: Vicki (Mark) Donhowe of Decorah, Kathryn (Steve) Severson of St. Cloud, Minn., Robert (Cathy) Mohlis of Savage, Minn. and Lisa (David) Kittleson of Blue Earth, Minn.; his grandchildren: Lea (Mark) Lovelace of Decorah, Sara (Joshua) Goldberg of Takoma Park, Md., Christopher Severson of St. Cloud, Minn., Lacey (Casey) Burres of Bloomington, Minn., Betsy (Nathaniel) McIntyre of Minneapolis, Minn., Heidi (Jeremiah) Schutt of Winnebago, Minn., Emily Kittleson of Minneapolis, Minn., Hans Kittleson of Blue Earth, Minn., Amanda Mohlis of St. Paul, Minn. and Zachary Mohlis of Farmington, Minn.; his great-grandchildren: Noah Lovelace, Ada Lovelace, Charlotte Goldberg, Amelia Goldberg, Micah Goldberg, Olive Burres, Penelope Burres and Posey Burres; and his siblings: Wilbert (Evelyn) Mohlis of Spring Valley, Minn., Paul (Motsy) Mohlis of Minneapolis, Minn. and Betty (Mike) Guinn of Highland, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his son, Michael Kurt Mohlis, who passed away Jan. 14, 2008.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Barthell Order of Eastern Star Home, 911 Ridgewood Drive, Decorah, IA 52101, Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice, 901 Montgomery Street, Decorah, IA 52101, or the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, IA 52101.