Joseph Mosier

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 24, 2024

Joseph H. Mosier, age 88, of Escanaba, formerly of Perkins, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

Joseph was born on June 15, 1935, in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of William Joseph and Bertha Elizabeth (Behrandt) Mosier. He was raised in Perkins, MI and graduated from Perkins High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 2/1957 through 2/1960.  Joe worked for most of his life in the Forest industry.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors of the UP and was an avid fisherman. From perch and walleye fishing on little Bay de Noc to salmon fishing out of his boat “grandpa’s pride”, he loved being on the water. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a woodsman and Christmas tree farmer for many years.  He enjoyed feeding deer, birds, and turkeys in the backyard of the home in Rapid River, MI. He loved gardening flowers and vegetables. He was a friend to many and loved to share stories with his family and friends.

Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sylvia (Beier) Mosier of 61 years, his 4 children: Sonia (Chris) Depuydt, Carla Seger, Joel Mosier, and Jason (Tina Wise) Mosier; 4 grandchildren: Mitchell, Rachell, Finn and Sean: 1 niece, Beth Ann (Nesmith) Zarembski, 3 nephews, Brion Nesmith, David Nesmith and Brad

Nesmith, along with their spouses and children.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha and William Mosier, rother Clifford Mosier, sister Marie Nesmith, brother in-law Jack Nesmith and nephew Kevin Nesmith.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Joe will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery

5 Tributes for “Joseph Mosier

    I did not know you but I do know your son Jason. He is a brother to me and I thank you for what you have done to make him the man he is. You will live thru him and he will continue to be a great example for all that know him as I do. Rest now your journey is done.

    Joseph Harold Mosier graduated with me in 1955 from Perkins High School. He was unfailingly kind and ready to give any of his schoolmates a ride to Gladstone, or even Detroit for our class trip to N.Y and D. C. What a wonderful trip that was, staying right on Times Square! He was always neat and well-dressed and pleasant company. I will always miss him. Condolences to Sylvia!

    Papa Joe, I don’t even know where to start . He was my mom’s neighbor , papa Joe to my children. He was always willing to help my mom in time of need. He was so good to my kids. Always had great stories to share . He was such a great man and will be forever missed.

    Slyvia and family, So sorry for your loss. Jerry tells great stories of the Perkins” brothers” from his younger years Such good memories. Sending prayers and hugs to all. Jerry and Maxine Vallier

    It was great having you and your family as neighbors down the road from us, working in the woods, snowmobiling a little in the woods behind your house.

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