Melvin "Mel" R. Mosier, of Rockford, IL., passed away at 10:30 AM on July 13, 2019 at is his residence. He was born on August 9, 1947 in Paulding, Ohio to the late N. Eileen (Whitaker) and Merlin Mosier.
Mel grew up on a farm outside of Middle Point, Ohio. He learned to drive a tractor at an early age and helped his dad farm. He also helped other farmers in the area when they needed extra help.
While living in Van Wert, Mel worked for National Seal and Spoor & McDowell before making the move to Chrysler. In 1989, he moved to Rockford, IL for his job with Chrysler. He retired after 42 years.
Mel was an avid golfer and after his retirement could be found on a golf course most days.
He is survived by sons, Rodney R. (Nicole Hinkson) Mosier of Fort Wayne, IN; Brett Mosier of Delphos, OH; daughter, Dawn (Craig) Brown of Willshire, OH; sisters, Lu Hittle of Middle Point, OH; Sally (Dave Wilgus) Bowen of Van Wert, OH; maternal aunt, Mary (Howard) McDonald of Van Wert, OH; 9 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter due in August and a great-grandson due in December; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mel was preceded in death by a brother, Rex Mosier; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold "Butch" Thompson; a brother-in-law, Lewie Bowen and a nephew, Rickie Thompson.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, OH, with Rev. Stuart Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mel`s memory may be sent to The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN or the American Heart Association.
To share in Mel's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.