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Roy Mosher

Jan. 30, 1913-Feb. 16, 2012

Roy W. Mosher, 99, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Roy was born the son of John and Agnes (Wilson) Mosher on January 30, 1913 in LeRay Township of Blue Earth County, Minn. He was raised and educated in Eagle Lake, Minn. As a young man he worked on the family farm and was a salesman for Jacob's Wind Electric Company.

Roy was united in marriage to Mabel Lusty on November 20, 1939 in Mankato, Minn. They made their home in Ogema. During World War II they moved to Bremerton, Wash., and worked at the Ammunition Depot. After the war Roy and Mabel returned to Ogema, where he worked as a carpenter and bridge builder.

Roy enjoyed hobby farming, gardening, reading, and playing the organ and piano. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Surviving Roy are his wife of 72 years, Mabel Mosher of Detroit Lakes; his children, Marion (Phillip) Nelson of Ogema, Lester (Susan) Mosher of Waseca, Minn., Marlene (Terry) Bunnis of Ogema, Anne (Raymond) Collmann of Ogema, Ralph (Robin) Mosher of Detroit Lakes, Diane (Don) Heinrich of Detroit Lakes and Cecile (Eden) Baer of Rochert; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Roy in death were his parents; one grandson, Ryan Mosher; six brothers, Clinton, George, Clifford and Earl, and infant brothers, Edwin and Edmond Mosher.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church, Ogema, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Sunday) with a 4:30 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at