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Obituaries

Harold Mosman

Corning

Harold Ted Mosman, 92, of Corning died peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Private graveside services were held at the Strand Lutheran Cemetery, in rural Adams County, with Stanley and Barbara Johnson officiating. A public celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Strand Lutheran Church. Memories may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Harold Mosman, the youngest child of Ted and Katie Mosman, was born and raised on the family farm in Adams County. He graduated from Corning High School, class of 1946. Harold partnered with his parents to work the family farm.

In 1950, Harold was called to serve in the U.S. military during the Korean War. While on his tour of duty he served his country honorably as a radio operator. He was discharged in the fall of 1952.

On April 5, 1953, Harold and Norma Jean Peckham were married. Into that union three sons were born, Harold Ted Jr., Timothy and Tracy. 

Harold always sought a quiet and introspective life solidly grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The community at Strand Lutheran Church was the cornerstone of his unwavering faith. Harold was an active member of the congregation his entire life. He was baptized at Strand, where he publicly confirmed his commitment to the church as a young man. Harold and Norma also raised their children in that community of faith.

Harold was an avid reader throughout his life. He read the newspaper every day always starting with the comics before turning to the world news. A common scene in the Mosman household in the 1960s had Harold seated at the kitchen table with his coffee snickering at the antics of Blondie and Dagwood or Al Capp. He read books on U.S. history and politics with an occasional departure into fiction or a travelogue. He especially favored biographies of American presidents; but Harold would probably say that he was most profoundly affected in life by the beauty and majesty of God’s creation, specifically the landscape of the American west, whose monuments and parks were key destinations for many family vacations.

Harold was preceded in death by his first son, Harold Ted Jr. and by Ted’s daughter Angie.

Harold is survived by his wife Norma Jean; Ted’s wife, Cindy; granddaughter Jenny and great-granddaughter Aaliyah of Berlin, Wisconsin; Tim and his partner Hank of Tombstone, Arizona; Tracy and his partner Hilary of Corning; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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