Ohio town remembers dedicated civil servant

A sing on a business in Blakeslee, Ohio remembers the life of Mose Mohre.
When Mose Mohre returned from serving in WW II he ran a restaurant called Sam's Place.
When Mose Mohre returned from serving in WW II he ran a restaurant called Sam’s Place.

BLAKESLEE, Ohio (WANE) The town of Blakeslee, Ohio laid to rest a man who people said was humble and iconic. Mose Mohre was 88- years-old when he died from an extended illness. In his 88- years of life, he was a civil servant who was dedicated to helping others.

He was a World War II veteran. When he returned home in 1945, he operated a restaurant called Sam’s Place, which he ran until he died. While working at the restaurant, he also served on the Williams County Sheriff’s Department.

“There will never be another one like him because of all the years of dedication and service. The countless hours he put in, can’t be measured. When you met him, you felt warm with him,” Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns said.

Mose Mohre
Mose Mohre

But that’s not all. He was a member of the Emergency Management Agency and Civil Defense.  He was a fire chief, and outstanding marksman and the father of six children.

“When you left him, you thought ‘I just made a friend there,’” Gary Mohore, Mose Mohre’s son, said. “We lost a great man.”

Mose was also known as for carrying around a cooler full of ice and drinks to give to anyone who needed to cool off.

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