OBITUARY

Robert & Elsie Mosebach

Robert Ned Mosebach, 84, of Melbourne, Iowa, passed away from cirrhosis of the liver on July 6, 2018. He died in comfort at the Iowa River Hospice House surrounded by family. The Chicago Cubs lost a very loyal fan that day! Bob “coached” the Cubs for years from his lazy boy - yelling at their careless errors and cheering at their double plays and homeruns! His bucket list was complete when he witnessed the Cubs win the World Series in 2016. Bob was born September 22, 1933, the son of Earl and Viola (Ringenberg) Mosebach. Bob graduated from Sheldahl High School in 1951. He started his career at the Melbourne Savings Bank as teller. (He retired from that same bank over 40 years later.) Bob married Elsie Vetter, on July 11, 1952 and their family began growing in 1953. He enjoyed a pasture on the edge of Melbourne for many years. Bob’s menagerie over the years consisted of horses, sheep, rabbits, and a goat. He always enjoyed the time spent gardening (and gossiping!) with his many friends up at the pasture. Bob served in many different capacities as an active member of the St. John United Church of Christ. In his spare time, Bob also enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes, fishing trips with the guys, and jigsaw puzzles. He couldn’t have been any prouder of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving Bob was his wife Elsie (who passed away 5 days later), daughters Becky (John) Williams of Overland Park KS, Brenda (Greg) Krause of Albuquerque NM, and Bobbie (Rich) Fisher of Troy OH along with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Barry and daughter, Bonnie.

Elsie Marie Mosebach, 86, of Melbourne, Iowa, passed away from cancer on July 11, 2018. She died in comfort at the Iowa River Hospice House with family by her side. Elsie was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. She was born April 28, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Shultz) Vetter. Elsie graduated from Sheldahl High School in 1950. She played basketball for Look Magazine in Des Moines before marrying the love of her life, Bob Mosebach, on July 11, 1952. The couple moved to Melbourne where they raised their family. Elsie kept busy freezing/canning fresh produce from their garden over the years and was well known for her homemade pickles. She was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ and enjoyed Ladies Fellowship and quilting with her church friends. Family members treasure their quilts made with love from Mom/Grandma/Great Grandma. Elsie loved sewing, bowling, crossword puzzles, playing cards, cooking, baking, but above all she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren! Surviving Elsie are her daughters Becky (John) Williams of Overland Park KS, Brenda (Greg) Krause of Albuquerque NM, and Bobbie (Rich) Fisher of Troy OH along with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents - two sisters - husband, Bob - son, Barry and daughter, Bonnie.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert & Elsie Mosebach

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Shirley Garretson

July 26, 2018

Dear Mosebach family, I'm so sorry and shocked to hear your parents passed away. I have such fond memories of working with all of you in Girl Scouts. Lots of special times. Your parents were some of the nicest people I've known in my life. Sincerely , Shirley Garretson

Carol Eddy

July 17, 2018

We had hoped to attend the funeral for your parents, but circumstances changed. We knew your mom a little - she was so sweet. However, your dad was our banker for quite a few years. I think your dad got gray hairs dealing with Allan's wishes to buy an acreage and several Corvettes. Your dad thought Allan was not in a financial situation to be buying Corvettes. But Allan would persist. Your dad said "A Corvette would be a little too rich for his blood." Something was said about getting a nice Chevy, so one day Allan showed your dad his Chevy - A Corvette.
I think when we married, your dad thought maybe Allan would be a little more frugal, and he was. However, we still have the third Corvette that he bought without your dad's blessings.
Your dad always had a smile and a cheerful greeting. I loved going to the Melbourne Bank. Our sympathies and thoughts are with all of you!
Allan and Carol Eddy

Joslyn and Gordy Lubbers

July 13, 2018

Lots of fun memories of watching Hawkeye basketball games with your parents. I remember Bob had quite a bit of advice for those coaches and players too! Elsie had the best laugh!

FROM THE FAMILY