Robert E. Moss
Robert “Bob“ Eugene Moss, 92, Stevens Point, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital.
A Funeral service will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Boston Funeral Home and again from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Full military honors will be conducted from the Stevens Point American Legion. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 26, 1925, to Inga (Stenson) and Mark Moss in Stevens Point. Before graduating from P. J. Jacobs High School, he developed a talent for fixing anything mechanical, including his first car, an abandoned Model T.
He had a desire to serve his country during World War II, but because of a heart murmur, he was turned away. Several years later, he passed the medical exam and entered the Korean War as a medic. His service time was in Germany. After his discharge, he tried to enter the National Guard, but again, his heart mummer was noted. He was an American Legion member and a member of the Honor Guard.
He began working for his father at the Portage County Highway Department, settling in the maintenance department.
In the early 1960s, he bought Murat Ignition on Clark Street and worked on all makes and models. He specialized on carburetor repair and rebuilding. He also worked on generators, magnetos, alternators and starters. Eventually, he relocated his business to Patch Street.
In 1966, he was married to Margaret Crossley, and became a father to her children. The couple loved to go camping and fishing. They also attended car shows and threshing bees. He restored a 1938 Dodge Truck and a 1951 Military Jeep, participating in the downtown Stevens Point Fourth of July Parade. He also loved aviation, and the couple often attended the annual EAA Air Show.
They designed and built their home together on Sherman Avenue. They loved spending time with family attending games and carving pumpkins and traveling and hiking with their grandsons.
In his later years, he took care of his wife, and made homemade apple pies and chocolate cakes.
Survivors include his son and daughter, Allen (Sandy) Crossley and Carolyn (James) Johnson; five grandsons, Patrick Munns, Chris Munns, Michael Munns, Ryan Crossley and Nathan Crossley; and six great-grandchildren, Ariel and Sylas Munns, Alexis, Delainey and Vienna Crossley, and Maxwell Munns; his sister, Mary Ann Helminiak; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his brother, Tuffy Moss, his twin brother, Royal Moss, and a younger brother, Mike Moss.
The family would like to thank the Palliative and Nursing staff on the second floor of Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital for their care.