OBITUARY- SELMA IRENE (PETERSEN) MOSIER
Selma Irene (PETERSEN) MOSIER was born November 9, 1915 in Sheldahl, Iowa, to H. J. and Mattie (BUCHE) PETERSEN. She grew
up in the Sheldahl area. Before her marriage, she worked as a dental technician in Ames, Iowa.
She married Eugene MOSIER on July 16, 1938 in Albany, Missouri. Gene and Selma had three children: Thomas, Margaret and
For most of their married life they farmed the family farm southeast of Mount Ayr, Iowa. They sold the farm in 1992 and
moved into Mount Ayr.
Selma was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was active until her health failed. She was a 4-H leader when her
daughters were in 4-H. She taught Sunday school at Clearview Home. For many years she served on the Mount Ayr Public
Selma passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2000 at the Health Care Center in Mount Ayr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, H. J. and Mattie PETERSEN; a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Noble
CHRISTIANSON; brother Charles PETERSEN; sister-in-law Charmion MOSIER; and brother-in-law Arlo MOSIER.
She is survived by her husband Eugene; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Linda MOSIER of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter
and son-in-law, Margaret and Darryl TORRIN of Denver, Iowa; daughter LuAnn MOSIER of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandson
C. J. MOSIER of North Carolina; brother-in-law Frank MOSIER and wife Diane of Fresno, California; and longtime family
friends Dixie LEMME of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Betty and Cecil DAVENPORT as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with
Reverend Diana HOLLAND officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT and Debbie LARSON with musical selections "Until Then,"
and "Peace In The Valley."
Casket bearers were C. J. MOSIER, Bob CHRISTNER, Barton Shields, Cecil DAVENPORT, Robert CAMPBELL and Jerry SHIELDS.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry MOSIER, Roger SCHNOOR, Darrel ADAMS, Bob SICKELS, Kyle SHAHA, Joe MOSIER, Thayne LOWMAN,
Richard SALTZMAN, Gene Y. MOSIER, Woodrow SALTZMAN, Robert CHRISTIANSON and Roger BILLEREY-MOSIER.
Selma was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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