Arthur Mosier, 93

Arthur I. Mosier, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Thursday Dec. 29, 2011, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie with the Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.  Military rites were with the Little Falls VFW Post #1112 and the Little Falls American Legion Post #46.

Arthur Mosier was born July 23, 1918, in Parker Township, Morrison County,  to the late Harry and Alta (Post) Mosier. He grew up in Parker Township and attended country school through the eighth grade. Arthur then went to Little Falls High School, graduating in 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February, 1939 and served in the Far East during World War II. Following the end of World War II, he returned stateside and remained in the Army. Arthur was united in marriage to Jean Rose Mary Cina, Sept. 17, 1949, at Fort Belvoir, Va. He retired from the U.S. Army, May 31, 1959. The couple moved to Little Falls, in 1961. Arthur was employed by the State of Minnesota, working at Camp Ripley until retiring in 1981. Arthur was very active in the Knights of Columbus, becoming a 4th Degree Knight and serving as State Master from 1974-78. He was a life member of the Little Falls VFW Post #1112 and the Little Falls American Legion Post # 46 where he served as Post Commander; Chaplain; Adjutant and District Chaplain. Under his leadership, the Legion began the Post Everlasting Service, recognizing Legionnaires who had died. Arthur was very active in the Hole in the Day Players, a community theatre company. He was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie.

Arthur I. Mosier is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean; son, Gary Mosier of Arlington, Texas: daughters, Judithe ‘Dr. Barry’ Thompson of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Theresa ‘David’ Larson of Katy, Texas; brother, Harry ‘Joe’ Mosier of Royalton; sister, Ilo Simonsen of Mercer Island, Wash.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Alta Mosier; daughter, Mary Hutchings; brother, Melvin Mosier and a sister, Flossia Armstrong.

Casketbearers were Gary Mosier, Barry Thompson, Chrys Thompson, Dave Larson, Jerry Zimny and Michael Wilklow.

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