Jean C. Mosier, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial will take place in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Jean was born May 4, 1922, in Genoa, Wis., to the late Gregory and Valenzia (Malfara) Cina. She attended country school and then graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Lacrosse, Wis. Jean attended St. Francis Nursing School in Lacrosse, from 1942-1945 and graduated as a registered nurse. She entered into the U.S. Army in 1945 and served as a registered nurse in France and Germany during WW II. After the war was over, she helped close military hospitals in Europe. In 1948, she returned to the Stated and was united in marriage to Arthur I. Mosier on September 17, 1949 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Jean was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1950. The couple came to reside in Little Falls in 1961. Jean was employed at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls as the head nurse in pediatrics ward from 1961-1978. She continued to assist the hospital in relief nursing duties until 2000 and also volunteered with Morrison County Hospice. She enjoyed playing the viola with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra. Jean was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie, MN, and Little Falls American Legion Post #46. She originally joined the Legion at Post #1 in Paris, France.
Jean C. Mosier is survived by son, Gary (Susan) Mosier of Arlington, TX; daughters, Judithe (Barry) Thompson of Gallipolis, OH and Theresa (David) Larson of Katy, TX; brother, Gabriel Cina of Colene, TX; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Art” I. Mosier in 2010; daughter, Mary Hutchings in 1997; her parents, Gregory and Valenzia Cina; nine brothers and four sisters.
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