The couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Nov. 7, 2018 at Edgewood Point, and were surrounded by family and friends as they navigated a series of health conditions late last year.
Julius was born in Wilcox, Nebraska to Henry and Katharine Mohr on Aug. 14, 1923. He served in the US Army during WWII from February 16, 1943-December 26, 1945 as PFC in the 188th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division, where he was awarded a Silver Star for his gallantry in action. Julius was preceded in death by his sister Deloris and brothers Lawrence and Alvin.
Florence was born in Mount Angel, Oregon to George and Emma Willig on Jan. 24, 1926. She worked as a horticulturist at nurseries near their Albany home before the couple retired to Senior Estates in Woodburn, Oregon. Florence was preceded in death by her husband Julius and sisters Viola, Irene, and Leona.
The couple is survived by Julius' brother Myron (Nancy), Florence's sister Violet, their son Steven (Mammy), and five grandchildren: Jennifer (Tom), Tony, Stephanie (Miles), Ken, Spy, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Florence and Julius will be honored in a joint service at Willamette National Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 25th at 9:30am. There will be a joint memorial service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Woodburn on Saturday, Jan. 26th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell House by writing a check to Good Samaritan Foundation (PO Box 4484, Portland OR, 97208) and specifying Hopewell House on the memo line.