MOHL – Reinhard

Date of Birth: March 27, 1916

Date of Death: February 2, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Reinhard Mohl passed away at the age of 102. Reinhard was born on March 27, 1916 at Edenwold, Sask. to Joseph and Amilia (Koch) Mohl.
He received his education in the little red brick schoolhouse in Edenwold and while in Grade 9 he became ill. When his health improved he was needed to work on the farm.
Reinhard was drafted into the armed forces and was training at the Queen Charlotte Islands in B.C. He was spared actual combat and when he returned home to Edenwold he worked in the general store with his father and brother, Kuno.
As a young boy he played baseball and hockey, in later years he loved to curl. He played an active role on the Edenwold recreation board and the curling club.
Reinhard was in a business partnership with his father and four brothers for almost 50 years.
Besides the general store, there was a dairy, grain farming, implement dealership and cattle.
In 1959 the brothers ventured into the hotel business, first in Punnichy, Sask., then Broadview, Sask., Fort Qu Appelle, Sask. and the Jolly Roger in Regina, Sask.
Reinhard was an avid music lover and truly enjoyed dancing and travelling. He was known for his quick wit, good sense of humour and mischievous nature.
He retired to the family cottage at Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask. where he became re-acquainted with a teenage friend, Mildred (Mae) Schmidt. After a lengthy courtship they married in Arizona. The happy couple resided in Fort Qu’Appelle where they enjoyed gardening, playing cards, spending time with family, travelling and gambling at the casinos.
In his later years he resided at Echo Lodge and had a passion for watching baseball, curling and listening to music.
Reinhard was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; and his mother, Amilia; wife, Mae; sister, Sighilde; brothers and sister-in-laws, Fred and Helen, Helmut and Isobel, Sigfred and Elvira, Kuno and Aida; and nephew, Rollie.
He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces, Del (Louise), Linda (Buryl), Cal, Marilyn (Ron), Carol (Bruce), Wendy and Lindsey, Cynthia (Brian), Regan (Wendy), Doug (Sally), Sheila(Bob) and Merril (Margaret); as well as many great-nephews and nieces.
We, the nephews and nieces, enjoyed reminiscing with Uncle Reinhard, we had great pleasure in telling our friends about our 102-year- old uncle. We truly loved him in our lives.
The Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask. Interment to follow at the Edenwold Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Echo Lodge at Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask. or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Fort Qu’Appelle branch, as gifts of remembrance.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com
Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral and Cremation Care Ituna – Yorkton.