Richard Earl Mozingo, age 64, of Annandale, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born Nov. 7, 1950, in Greensburg, IN, to Cecil and Clara (Daniels) Mozingo.
Richard served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War; he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Richard was united in marriage to Sally Kay Dietz Dec. 27, 1986, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annandale.
Richard enjoyed pencil drawing, classic cars, camping, and spending time in the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, of Annandale; seven children: Donny Mozingo of Hawaii, Belinda (Jason) Carroll of Lawrenceville, GA, Cecil (Melanie) Mozingo of Minneapolis, Sean (Kate) Bencker of South Haven, Norene Mozingo of Hinesville, GA, Bobby Mozingo of Ludowici, GA, and Ken (Melissa) Bencker of South St. Paul; 11 grandchildren: Savannah, Mary, Amber, Autumn, Michael, Logan, Matthew, Kaylee, Carol, Megan and Lucy; and a sister, Clara (Lewis) Elliot of Greensburg, IN.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Clara Mozingo; and brothers Alvin Mozingo and Robert Mozingo.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annandale with the Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Orma Lou Jacobsma provided the music for the service. Burial followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. There was visitation one hour prior to the service, at the church.
Casket bearers were Timmy Scheer, Jimmy Biggs, Randy McClanahan, Daren Dillon, Tommy McClanahan, and Steven Lies.
Honorary casket bearers were Matthew, Carol, Megan and Kaylee Bencker, Lucy Mozingo, and Brice and Isaac Lies.
Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook, video tribute, and funeral web cast are online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.