William R. Mossner

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William R. Mossner

Died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 after suffering a stroke while volunteering Sunday at the Indianapolis Air Show. His family and the family of faith rejoice that now the heavenly wings of angels rather than airplanes are what fill his ears. William Mossner, age 72, was born September 22, 1939 to Ralph J. and Clara K. (Bauer) Mossner on their 14th wedding anniversary. Baptized as an infant into the Kingdom of God - Mossner rested securely in the knowledge of the salvation purchased for him by the blood of Jesus.

He married Edith (Schempp) on August 19, 1961, the only girl he ever dated and raised two children, David (Rhonda) Mossner and Danielle (Jonathan) Laatsch. He was also a joyful grandfather of four (Matthew and Mark Mossner; Marta and Harmon Laatsch). All survive; he was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Eugene Mossner.

Mossner worked at Advanced Metalworking as a metallurgic engineer in the field of powder metal. He received numerous professional honors and awards, including earning the designation of Powdered Metal Technologist (PMT) and being published International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. Because he served on the committee that wrote the difficult exam, he was not allowed to earn the designation himself until he left that committee.

Mossner graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering (Powder Metallurgy). He was an active volunteer. He volunteered in a variety of capacities at Carmel Lutheran Church where he and his wife were members, with the Hamilton County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; at the Indianapolis Air Show; with Lutheran Disability Ministries; and the Advanced Powdered Metallurgy International Society. Mossner also enjoyed writing poems and children's books; his daily walk; and the Green Bay Packers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Carmel Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29 at 3 p.m., with visitation at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking memorial gifts be made to either Carmel Lutheran Church's "When God Opens Doors" Campaign or to Lutheran High School of Indianapolis. Please visit http://www.bussellandbellfamlyfunerals.com where you may sign the guestbook and share a memory of Bill. Arrangements entrusted to Bussell and Bell Family Funerals , 1621 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 28, 2012
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