Donald Lohr, son of Clare and Betty Lohr of Corydon, Iowa, passed away on Aug. 13, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a lifelong athlete, teacher, guidance counselor and coach. Over the course of his career, Don coached girls and boys’ basketball, baseball, football, track, and golf in Newtown-Harris, Mo., Monroe City, Mo., and Adair-Casey before moving to the Keokuk Community School District in 1978.
Born in Corydon, Iowa, Don graduated from Wayne High School. He played basketball at Graceland College and Centerville Junior College, before transferring to Northeast Missouri State College in Kirksville, Mo. Don and Jan met in college and married in 1968. He loved his family: Jeff and his wife, Dana, Becky and her husband, Paul, and Amy and her husband, Erick. Don and Jan are blessed with seven grandchildren: Keegan, Apryl, Ryan, Grace, Fletcher, Zoey and Claire. Don is also survived by his brother, David (Lorraine) Lohr, his aunt, Maxine Jones of Corydon, his niece, nephews and cousins.
Don shared his humor and love of sports with his family and friends and cared about the students he counseled and coached.
The family will be holding a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research or your local school/youth sports foundation.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk was in charge of arrangements.