In loving memory of

May 19, 1932 - July 22, 2020

Robert J. Mohar, 88 of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bob, the oldest of six children, was born on May 19, 1932 in Marquette, to the late Joseph and Mary (Laurich) Mohar. He attended grade school at the former Bancroft School in Marquette and later graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1949. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy as a Fire Control Technician 2nd Class from 1949-1953 aboard a submarine tender as well as aboard the fleet oiler USS Caliente AO-53 throughout the Korean Conflict.

After the Navy, Bob attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he received an Associates Degree in Radio-Television Technology in 1956. He then worked in electronics repair in Cincinnati until returning to Marquette to work as an electronics repair man for more than 50 years--first with Northland Appliance and then Mohar's TV Service.

On June 24th, 1967, Bob married Barbara Spehar of Big Bay at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and together they enjoyed 53 years of marriage, raising their five children, and later enjoying time with their six grandchildren. Bob and Barb have been faithful members of St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey.

Bob loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed helping his children and others in many ways, sharing his wealth of technical, electrical, and mechanical knowledge. Bob liked feeding the birds, cleverly outwitting the squirrels, and especially feeding his chipmunk visitors who kept him company while he turned countless pallets into kindling and repurposed household items into useful tools. Bob loved Polka music and relaxed nightly watching his favorite polka programs on television.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; five children, Mary (James) Styers of Choctaw, OK, Robert C. (Sue) Mohar of DePere, WI, Steven Mohar of Newberry, MI, Anne (Andy) Schumer of Chassell, MI, and Joseph (Kate Hosking) Mohar of Marquette; six grandchildren, Amanda Styers, James (Lauren) Styers, Jr., Sarah Styers, Robert Styers, Claire Mohar, and Jacob Mohar; three siblings, Carol Mohar, Sheilah Denne, and Louis Mohar; also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents were two siblings, Rose Gentz and Connie Favreau.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 29th at 12 noon at St. Louis the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Glenn Theoret officiating. The Mohar family will greet relatives and friends beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the Mass in the church. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Bob's funeral will be live streamed at or at

In Lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob's memory can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Bank, 2119 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or to Room at the Inn, 347 Rock Street, Marquette, MI 49855.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Mohar Family where memories may be shared at


Glen Joe Kassel wrote on Aug 2, 2020:

"Bob. A great guy. Friendly, always a smile on and a handshake ready. A good word to share. We\'re gonna miss ya. Shur your in a good place. Hang in there Barb and family. Glen \"Joe\" and Debbie Kassel."

Rose Talaga wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"My condolences from the family of Connie (Cote) and Gary P. Boyer. My mother Connie always spoke of Bobby Mohar with fond memories of living on Werner St , keeping his family in our prayers."

Dan and Kathy Keough wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Our sincere thoughts of sympathy to Bob?s family. We have many fond memories of working with him at Northland Appliance all those years. Dan and Kathy Keough"

Kristi McClure wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Sad to hear about Bob (and Kitty too). Bob and the whole gang are in so many of my life\'s memories. He\'ll be missed, that\'s for sure. I\'m thinking of you guys and will be watching the funeral today. Love to all. "

Candy moleski wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Uncle bob always laughed and. Had. A good time. We will miss him and his laugh.he loved and respected everyone.marquette visits will not. Be the same for us.he was the big heart for us all.he credits aunt barb for his strong strength in god. He will be. Watching over his great family .we love and miss you . Candy m"

Reino Lintula wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

" Very sorry losing Bob. Reino and Elaine Lintula"

Kathy Pesola wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Dear Barb and Family, It was with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Bob. I knew him since I was little as he used to come over to our house often to play cards. He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of grief. May he rest in peace and God\'s eternal light shine upon him. With sincere sympathy, Kathy (Deschaine) Pesola"

Donna Aird wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Dear Barb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were blessed as you are with a long loving marriage and wonderful children. Hugs and more prayers. Love Donna Aird"

Danielle LaForest wrote on Jul 26, 2020:

"Barb and deepest condolences to you all. Please know that you are all in my thoughts. I will miss seeing Bob at the Elks :("

Maryalice Boone wrote on Jul 26, 2020:

"Barb and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences & sympathies on Bob\'s passing. He is now resting in the arms of our Lord, enjoying the eternal love and peace of our Lord."

Jason Denne wrote on Jul 25, 2020:

"Uncle Bob, you are a hero to so many of us. You will be missed but we all have a piece of you in our hearts now. Enjoy being reunited with our family and make sure to help Rose wash those windows. I can never thank you enough for all you did for me growing up. God got a true treasure Sir, and we thank you for all you did."

Ross Christensen wrote on Jul 25, 2020:

"To the Mohar family, Please accept my deepest condolences & sympathies on the passing of Bob. I always enjoyed talking with with him when I would run into him. Sometimes we would talk \"shop\" about old radios. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. God\'s Speed, Bob! - Ross Christensen"

Pattie and Frank Malette wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"Words cannot express our sadness when learning of the passing of such a fine man, husband, father, grandfather and the best friend to many ~~ our prayers and thoughts go out to you, Barb and your dear children. God Bless."

Nancy Holdwick wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"Barb and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the future. Bob was a wonderful friend, usher, and Christian. His smile was contagious. Enjoy the memories he has left behind for all of you. Dan and Nancy Holdwick"