Obituary for Margaret E. Spear

Margaret Spear, 96, passed away on July 23rd at the Northfield Care Center. She was born on June 27th, 1923 and was the daughter of George Mohn and Valborg Kjosness Mohn. She was the granddaughter of Thorbjorn Mohn, the first President of St. Olaf College. She grew up in Northfield, MN and graduated with honors from St. Olaf College. She received her Masters Degree at the University of Minnesota in Theater. She met Richard Spear and they were married in 1952. They later moved to Detroit, MI where they worked side by side in all phases of Theater at Wayne […]

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Margaret Spear, 96, passed away on July 23rd at the Northfield Care Center. She was born on June 27th, 1923 and was the daughter of George Mohn and Valborg Kjosness Mohn. She was the granddaughter of Thorbjorn Mohn, the first President of St. Olaf College. She grew up in Northfield, MN and graduated with honors from St. Olaf College. She received her Masters Degree at the University of Minnesota in Theater. She met Richard Spear and they were married in 1952. They later moved to Detroit, MI where they worked side by side in all phases of Theater at Wayne U. Richard passed away in 1978. Margaret was a woman of many talents and interests. She was loved and admired by students and friends. She continued working until she retired at age 70. At that time, she returned to Northfield where she continued to enjoy the arts, theater and music. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Fred. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Audrey Mohn of Champaign, IL, nephews, Alan Mohn of Champaign, IL, and Douglas Mohn of Catonsville, Maryland. Also by close friends, Marc and Vicki Riske, Lllya and Amanda of Mesa, Az, Marilyn McRae Raadt, Bunny Lanz and Georgeen Johnson of Northfield. Services are pending with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.
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  1. Liz Kahrs

    Margaret was a friend of my mother, at NRC. We spent time together during meals and coffee and she was a lot of fun to be around. She told us interesting stories about her teaching days. She will be missed.

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