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
in memory of Mel, 101 NW 1st St., Suite #203, Evansville, IN 47708
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.