Melvin D. Mossberger

September 4, 1929June 16, 2013
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Melvin Donald “Moose” Mossberger, 83, entered into eternal life on June 16, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born September 4, 1929, the first born child of Melvin W. and Ida (Graul) Mossberger.

Mel started working at Whirlpool Corporation at age 18. During the Korean War, he joined the United States Air Force where his excellent marksmanship abilities earned him a spot guarding President Truman’s plane. After his military service, he returned home and worked at Whirlpool until retiring in 1990. On May 30, 1967 he married his best friend and love of his life, Judith Kay Fisher.

Mel was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed archery, hunting, trapping, camping and fishing. He was a very skilled knife maker. Above all, Mel was a family man. He dedicated himself to being the best husband, father and grandfather that he could be.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Betty Brown.

Mel is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Sara, Steve and Veronica; grandchildren, River, Aspen, Hunter, Sawyer and Cole; and Grand Dog Mia Mossberger; brothers, Ronald, Bob (Marilyn), David (Ida), Jerry (Brenda); sisters, Darlene Young, Laverne O’Neal, Cinda (Ottie) Hale, and Karen (Benny) Scott; brother-in-law, Louis Brown; and many nieces and nephews and close friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mehrzad for the great care that he gave Mel. They would also like to thank Dr. Vivian Cook for being there for the family and for her love, compassion, and care.

Services will be 11:00AM Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Rev. John Matsel. Friends may visit Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and Thursday from 10:00AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Association in memory of Mel, 101 NW 1st St., Suite #203, Evansville, IN 47708

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  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Jeff & Anita Hudnall

June 19, 2013

We will miss Mel. He was and is a very special man. He well be remembered forever. Our prayers go out to you and the family

Becky Glines

June 19, 2013

Sheila and family:

We are sorry for your recent loss and just want you to know that we are thinking of you.

From all of us at Southwestern

Marsha(Byrum) Ipock

June 19, 2013

Karen~I am so sorry for your loss. You have my thoughts and prayers for God to comfort you and your family.

June 18, 2013

Judy, Steve, Veronica & family-
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Sincerely, John & Jeanne Dewig

Roger, Shelia, and Marcus Mosberger

June 18, 2013

We are all saddened by your loss. I am very glad I got to meet Mel several years ago. I am also glad I stopped by recently to visit with him. He will be missed.
Our thoughts are with all of you.

Chery Herrmann

June 18, 2013

Cinda and family,
May you feel the love and support of family and friends. The memories of joyful times together are with you in this time of sorrow. My deepest condolences are with you.

A Mehrzad

June 18, 2013

Mrs Mossberger and family
I am sorry for your loss. Mel was such a great guy. He will be missed greatly.

Sharlot White

June 18, 2013

What a terrific guy! He will remain in our hearts forever.
Our hearts go out to you and your entire family , Judy!
We love you.
Sharlot and David

Jennifer Spencer & Forrest Ellis

June 17, 2013

Veronica, Steve & the entire Mossberger family,
Words can not express your great loss. May he live on in each of you as it is clear to see how he touched all of your hearts.
God Bless the Mossberger family today and always.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Dawn Brady-Hiner

June 17, 2013

By the story told above it sounds like he had a wonderful life and was well loved. May he rest in peace in the presence of the Lord and the comfort of his family members that have gone before.