In memory of

Rod Mosman

Sep 20, 1946
Apr 1, 2023


Roderick William Mosman (Rod) was born September 20th, 1946, in Nampa, ID to VanNess (Maffit) and Richard (Dick) Mosman. Rod passed away at home in Salem, Oregon on April 1, 2023 at the age of 76, surrounded by his wife and children. Rod had been well and active up until January, when he was hospitalized with interstitial lung disease.

Rod grew up on a farm with his sister Suzie, in Star, Idaho, living close to many of his Mosman relatives. He enjoyed hunting and fishing from an early age with his Dad and uncles, and his cousin, Lee Frost. In addition to loving these hobbies, he enjoyed everything mechanical, taking things apart and then putting them back together with his father’s help and advice. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1964 and then attended Boise Junior College (now Boise State). When his father received a teaching position at South Salem High School, he moved to Salem, OR in 1966. There his youngest sister Shauna was born. Rod attended Chemeketa Community College, earning a degree in structural engineering. Later he attended OCE in Monmouth.

Rod met his wife, Debi (Bartges) in Salem. He called her “the love of his life.” They enjoyed 53+ years of marriage together, raising their six children. Together with their children, they made a loving home, where Rod often said communicating with each other was so important, and is one of our family’s strengths.

In the first years of marriage, Rod attended Gospel Meetings with Debi to help her with the children. Then Rod began to feel like he was missing something, and was often touched by what was said in the meetings. In 1977, he made his choice to serve God. He often said this choice changed his life, directed his future, and gave him hope for eternity. Rod loved the privilege of having fellowship meetings in their home, and, together with Debi, having an open home where friends and their ministers were always welcome.

Rod worked for Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Salem for 39 years, holding various positions from the engineering department to his final position as the quality control manager.

Through the years, Rod loved to share his love for the outdoors with his children and grandchildren, which included numerous camping, hunting, and fishing trips. He also had many dear friends who shared his enthusiasm in taking any opportunity to be on the water or in the woods together. Entwined with all these experiences was the special fellowship shared with family and friends on these outings.

Rod was preceded in death by his father Richard Mosman. Rod will be greatly missed by his wife, Debi Mosman of Salem; his children Derick (Crystal) Mosman, of Salem, Marya Abraham of Rancho Murieta, CA, Rory (Cassie) Mosman of Parma, ID, Ramey (Dee Anne) Mosman of Parma, ID, Malia (Ryan) Miller of Declo, ID, and Kyra (Sean) Ziniker of Corvallis. Rod loved his 15 grandchildren; Conner (Courtney), Hunter
(Suzanne), Stuart, Sydney, Sequoia, Ember, Aislyn, Jasper, Dawson, Gage, Kamea, Kenzi, Lincoln, Westley, and Adeline. He also leaves behind his dear mother, VanNess Mosman of Salem, his sisters, Cherie (Jackson) Chan of Lake Oswego, and Shauna (Robert) Bean of Lynnwood, WA., nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

A memorial service will be held on April 15th, 2023 at 1:30pm at the Macleay Conference and Retreat Center: 2887 74th Ave SE, Salem OR 97317.

Service Information

Memorial Service
April 15th, 2023, 1:30pm
Macleay Conference and Retreat Center
2887 74th Ave SE, Salem OR 97317

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Susie "Crawford" Sprague says:

    I did not know Rod well but I do remember Rod and Debbie when Kyra lived in Chico. I appreciate the love their tight knit very large family has and want you all to know I am thinking of you, sharing your loss and sending love and hugs to each of you at this very challenging time.

  2. Glennda Hamm says:

    I am so thankful to have watched and listened to Rod over the years, in meetings and at convention. I will miss seeing and hearing his testimony. Always one of serving with a smile.

  3. Deborah De Ruig says:

    So much joy and hospitality in Rod and Debi's home. He will be missed and remembered fondly for his life testimony and sense of humor. Love to you, Debi and family.

  4. Bob Rempel says:

    Wonderful fellowship with your family over the last 20 + years. All the times rod came out to dad's house to work with the horses and all the meetings our family attended at your home many blessings to our family. Much love and comfort to you and your family.

  5. Trish and Travis Crane says:

    Debbie and family,
    My dearest condolences to you. Our faith is that will we see him again. May you guys cling tight to Jesus in this time. Sending all our love and prayers.

  6. Sharon Darling says:

    It was such a privilege and pleasure to know Rod, and enjoy fellowship with your family through the years. Sincere condolences.

  7. Love from Carol says:

    Aunt VanNess, Suzie, Shauna and Debi. All of us who were lucky enough to know and love Rod, realize we've lost a great cousin, brother, son, father, husband and friend. Rod was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed by all of us.
    Comfort comes knowing that he will be welcomed by our heavenly Father.

  8. Bonnie Sikes says:

    Dear Debi and family, many of you very special to me! We all appreciated Rod and will miss him too! May you know our God’s peace & comfort!

  9. Mimi says:

    My dear cousin Debi, children, & grandchildren, My heart is with each one of you!
    How we will MISS Rod!
    Love you all SO much, & am sending thoughts, prayers, care, deep sympathy!

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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