Craig Steven Mohn. Submitted photo
Craig Steven Mohn. Submitted photo

Craig Steven Mohn, 68, died suddenly Thursday, August 31, from a heart attack at his home in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terry (Theresa Stipetich), their 5 children: Barb (and Shawn) Berg of Chippewa Falls, Michele (and Charles) Williams of Boyceville, Andrea (and Jon) Talmage of Boyceville, Melissa (and Patrick) Grube of Milwaukee, and Matthew Mohn of Baldwin; and 8 grandchildren: Collin (6), Nolan (4), and Emma (3) Berg; Isaac (9) and Owen (5) Williams; Brooklyn (7) and Brock (2) Talmage; Faith (9 mo) Grube. He is also survived by his mother Irma Mohn, sister Christy Gregg, and multiple nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Craig is preceded in death by his father Leo Mohn and sister Rita Ronnigan.

Craig was born August 4, 1949 in Woodville, Wisconsin, and has been a lifelong area resident of St. Croix and Barron County.  After graduating from Baldwin-Woodville High School, Craig enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War where he served 6 years as an electrician, including tours with the USS Skate, a nuclear submarine. He remained a lifelong member of the American Legion.

Craig received a Bachelor’s degree from UWRF and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in MN. He was a business owner for many years, including Murph’s Dry Cleaning in Ellsworth, WI and M&M Bowling Alley in Woodville, WI. Craig was also a teacher for many years, including short and long-term substitute teaching in many area school districts.  Upon “retiring,” Craig took up over-the-road and local truck and school bus driving.  He also continued to stay busy on his hobby farm in Prairie Farm, WI, keeping his family’s freezers fully stocked with home grown meats, and cupboards stocked with canned and fresh vegetables, maple syrup, and honey.

Craig had a long time passion for political involvement with a career that included serving in multiple political parties and being elected as a board member for the Village of Woodville and County of Barron.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Boyceville, WI on Tuesday evening 9/5/17 from 4pm-7pm.  An additional hour of visitation will be the following day, Wednesday 9/6/17 at 10am, with Funeral Mass at 11am and luncheon to follow. Private interment of ashes will be at a future date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood, WI.