Edwin Junior Moss died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at the Golden Horizons Assisted Living in Sandstone, surrounded by all his children. He was 91 years old.

He was born Dec. 27, 1929 in Waubay, South Dakota to Eddie and Lorraine (Murschel) Moss. He was raised in Webster, South Dakota until enlisting in the United States Army on Dec. 17, 1948 at the age of 17.  The majority of his service was in Alaska in the AAA Gun Battalion. He was united in marriage to LaVonne (Peterson) in Minneapolis, on July 19, 1952.

The couple had six children and moved to the Mora area in 1970. He commuted to the cities for work for many years. In later years they owned a bar in Grasston, and then in Bock. They worked very hard and met many wonderful people during those years.  He was an easy going man with a heart of gold who loved his wife and children dearly.

He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. He participated in a bowling league, loved watching boxing, enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons, remodeling their homes with his wife, playing cribbage and cards. 

The family thanks the staff of Golden Horizons for the wonderful loving care they provided to him during his time there. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Moss and Lorraine Kapphahn; wife, LaVonne; brother, Gerald Moss; and sister, Karen Wallskog.

He is survived by his children, Mike (Bonnie) of Sandstone, Kathie (Mark) Schneider of Grasston, Allen (Laurie) of Pine City, Laura (Lester) Noack of Milaca, Mark of Isanti, Annette Nelson of Princeton; 16 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Derek Wiechmann officiating.  Music is being provided by Patty Paul. Casket bearers are his children, Mike Moss, Kathie Schneider, Allen Moss, Laura Noack, Mark Moss and Annette Nelson. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Military Honors are being provided by Mora American Legion Post 201. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.

Dec. 27, 1929 — Jan. 8, 2021

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