A memorial service celebrating the life of Donald R. Mohler, 70, of Thornville, will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, January 30, 2020, with Jack Helton as celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lancaster.
Don was born on July 30, 1949, to the late Woodrow and Blanche (Truax) Mohler in Lancaster. He passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Kobacker House.
Don was a car guy, not just any car guy, but a Corvette car guy. He loved Corvettes, all Corvettes! He is known for his ’62 and ’92 Vettes. He wanted a yellow Vette with a red interior, but that would have been known as the McDonald Vette and his family wasn’t so sure about that prospect.
He loved drag racing his ’69 GTO, (yes, it’s not a Vette, but it’s still fun). He also loved motorcycles; he had 19. And he enjoyed boating on Buckeye Lake. Needless to say, he loved things with engines, fast engines!
He was an official judge for ISCA (International Show Car Assoc.) for over 20 years. He was one of the founding members of Corvettes of Lancaster. Years ago, he was very active with the Earth Angel Foundation, a state organization that gave special gifts to children with terminal illnesses.
As much as he loved his cars, he loved his family more and loved being with them.
Don is survived by his wife, Kathy; his son, Woody (Elissa); step-son, Chuck (Erin) Cook and Willie Cook; step-daughter, Lori (Matt) Mathias; grandchildren, Dean (Ashley Edwards), Tyler, Katie, Matilyn, Anna, Wyatt, Mason and Bailey; great-grandson, Noah; brother, David; and sister, Letha A. Fields.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 30, 2020, followed by the memorial service at noon at the Thornville Chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 S. Main Street, Thornville, Ohio 43076.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service in Thornville is honored to care for the Mohler Family.