Peter John Mossner

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Peter John Mossner, of Midland, was escorted by his guardian angel to the Throne of God in Heaven on Aug. 17, 2018, after a brave and courageous battle against cancer for nearly a year. Peter was born in Saginaw, April 29, 1962, the youngest son of Eugene D. and Yoko (Ito) Mossner. He spent his childhood and much of his adult life in Saginaw, attended Bethlehem and Good Shepherd Lutheran schools, and was a member of the first graduating class of Valley Lutheran High School in 1980. Following high school, he attended Delta College where he received his A.A. degree and later, Central Michigan University where he received his B.A. degree in 1984. Following his graduation, since there were few good jobs in Michigan, he drove to Clearwater, Fla., where he worked for the nearby City of Largo for nine years, as its management information systems operator. But the desire to see family and friends again in his native Michigan ultimately caused him to move to Midland, where he obtained a position in the Management Information Technology division of The Dow Chemical Co., and worked for nearly 20 years. He retired from Dow due to downsizing and outsourcing of their computer work in 2016. While attending special courses at Delta College, in order to obtain training and work experience in another area at Dow Chemical, throat cancer, and later esophageal cancer was discovered, and he began extensive treatment at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, which unfortunately was not successful. Besides being a devoted worker in his chosen field, Peter enjoyed music and played the bass guitar in several local bands, including The Shaydes and One Track Mind, was an avid Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan football fan, and was often found at a Loons game in Midland, watching the "home team." He was avid Beatles fan, collecting books about them and many recordings of their music. He also assisted many family members and friends in maintaining and "trouble-shooting" their home computers.

Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Eugene and Yoko Mossner of Saginaw; his sister and brother-in-law, Christine (James) McGuinness of Saginaw; his brother, David and companion, Carrey Rae Singer of Bay City; a dear aunt, Doris Braman of Midland; cousin, Bonnie Braman of Midland; cousins, Theresa McGuinness, Livonia, Marissa (Mrs. Greg) Otter of Royal Oak; an uncle and aunt, Yukio and Yuko Ito; and cousin, Osamu Ito of Yokohama, Japan; cousins, Sachiko (Mrs. Hajime) Washizu of Nichinomiya, Japan, Tomomi (Mrs. Takemi) Mori of Yokohama, Japan; a cousin, Tsukasa Nabeshima and his wife, Denise of Hertfordshire, England; his rescue cat, Miko; and a host of other family members and dear friends.

In accordance with family's wishes, cremation has taken place. The celebration of Peter's life will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 505 Carpenter St., Midland. The Rev. Daniel Kempin will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Wakeman Funeral Home, 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 2-8 p.m., then at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of Peter's celebration. Peter will be laid to rest in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to honor Peter's memory in a tangible way may consider the , St. John's Lutheran Church of Midland, Valley Lutheran High School or the Humane Society of Midland County. Memories and sympathies of Peter may be shared with the family on his memorial website at

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Published in Midland Daily News on Aug. 22, 2018
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