FAIRMONT - Mass of Christian Burial for Deanna E. Mosley, 76, of Fairmont, Minn., will be noon Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Fairmont. Burial will be in the Lakefield Cemetery, Lakefield, Minn.
Deanna passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Manka-to. Visitation will be two hours prior to the time of service beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Fairmont.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Deanna Ellen (Gould) Mosley was born April 27, 1937, in Red Wing, Minn., the daughter of Everett and Virginia (Johnson) Gould. As a young girl, Deanna moved with her family to Mankato where she attended school and graduated in 1956 from Mankato West High School. On Nov. 22, 1958, Deanna was united in marriage to David L. Mosley at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato. Together, the couple made their homes in Jackson, Granada, Welcome and Fairmont and were blessed with four daughters, Jolie, Jean, Jaye Ann and Jaime Jo. Deanna worked as a Home Health Aide for 12 years and also sold insurance before becoming an owner and operator of D & D's Bar and the Redneck Bar. In her spare time, Deanna enjoyed golfing, bowling and cheering on the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. In her older years, Deanna looked forward to trips with family and friends to the casinos. She was a member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, as well as an active member of the Fairmont Eagles Club. Deanna will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren for the handfuls of Tootsie Rolls they received when they came to visit her and will be greatly missed by those who loved her and called her friend.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, David Mosley of Fairmont, Minn.; daughters, Jolie Severson of Winona, Minn., Jean (Randy) Kabe of Fairmont, Minn., and Jaye Ann (Lyle) Sopkowiak of Waseca, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Stroble and Karen Backman; two brothers, Karl (Margaret) Backman and Merle (Karen) Backman; two brothers-in-law, Larry (Jan) Mosley and Jim Breiter; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Deanna was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Virginia Gould; daughter, Jaime Jo Mosley; brothers, Peter and Richard Backman; sister, Ruth Bail; and in-laws, Ella and John Mosley, Louis Mosley, Eleanor and Robert Harris, Eugene Mosley, Michael Mosley, Catherine "Miss Kitty" Breiter, and Delores Mosley.
The family requests memorials be made in the names of Deanna and Jaime Jo Mosley to the St. John Vianney Endowment Fund.