Obituary – Mossler, Louis Andrew “Andy”

Louis Andrew "Andy" Mossler

Class of 1953

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Andy Mossler

Louis Andrew “Andy” Mossler

January 5, 1934 – September 7, 2010

Louis “Andy” Mossier, 76, Placerville, CA passed away suddenly at his home on September 7, 2010.

Andy was born to Clarence and Opal (Pursley) in Lucien, Oklahoma on January 5, 1934. He graduated from Perry High School, Perry, Oklahoma with the class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict from 1956 to 1958 where he worked as a Fuel and Electrical System Repairman on tanks and Army jeeps. Mr. Mossier was a fleet service manager in the truck leasing industry for over 38 years with Ryder and Rollins Leasing Companies as well as Beneto Tank Lines in West Sacramento, CA.

He enjoyed fixing vehicles, off road “toys,” his tractor, and building roads, clearing land, and other general maintenance of their acreage overlooking the American River. Andy participated in off-road races for many years and was a member of the 4-WDSA and RFS Racing Teams. He had several beloved flat-fender jeeps: “Jumpin” Joe, “Dur Fuhrer,” and “Bouncer.” Andy also enjoyed singing and was learning to play the guitar. Andy was with the love of his wife, Carol, since 1983. They relocated to Placerville, CA in 1997. A black lab named “Bar” (who passed in 2009) was Andy’s constant companion and friend for 13 years. He missed “Bar” terribly.

Andy is survived by his wife, Carol; children: Julianne, Oakley, CA; Tamara Jean, Atlanta, GA, (daughters of Rose Silva); Rev. Dr. Kevin Wyssmann, Gilbert, AZ; Johanna Pschier, Livermore, CA; and Jennifer Ford, Livermore, CA. Grandchildren: Andrea and Samantha Webster of Atlanta, GA; and Carly and Madison Pschier, of Livermore, CA; one brother, Kenneth of Oklahoma City, OK;

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory and Funeral Home, 2833 Cold Springs Rd. on Thursday, September 16 at 11:00 followed by a reception at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 119 or the VFW Post 2680 in Placerville, CA.