Lance “Moe” Mosiman MSgt USAF (Ret)

 

Lance “Moe” Mosiman MSgt USAF (Ret)

March 29, 1956 ~ September 10, 2022

Age 66

There is no feasible way that the essence of Moe could be captured in just a few short paragraphs. However, we only have so much space in which we can talk about what a phenomenal father, husband, grandfather, uncle, brother, son, and friend that he was. We will do our best to capture the things about him that he was the proudest of, and the rest is all held within our memories, stories, and photographs.

Lance “Moe” Mosiman was born in Beatrice, Nebraska to June and Wilbur Mosiman. He was blessed with two younger sisters, Gina, and Michele. He got his first job at the Phillips 66 filling station the day he turned 16 and worked there until he graduated from Beatrice High School in 1974. He had very fond memories of his job, earning himself the CB handle of “Fuel Pumper”, and would tell many stories about his time there. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed playing with his band, Blastwagon.

He joined the Air Force in August of 1974 and received his first assignment at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio as a Communications Technician. He was then stationed at Incirlik AFB in Turkey in May 1979 and spent two years there before getting assigned to Offutt AFB, Nebraska in April 1981. He crossed trained into Airborne Communications in 1983 and spent the rest of his career based out of Offutt. His work on the E4-B took him to over 100 different countries, culminating in 15 years of hard work that he is still remembered for. It seemed that everyone knew of or had heard of Big Moe because of the passion he put into leading, teaching and his dedication to the “E4-B of Love”.

Moe started dating his wife Michelle in March of 2000 and got married on August 10th of 2001. They were two peas in a pod, and rarely spent a moment away from each other. They enjoyed traveling together, summers at the lake, and spent most of their 21 years of marriage laughing together. He truly had found his person and they were a perfect match from the start.

After retiring from the Air Force in August of 1998, he moved on to become a Program Manager at AT&T Government Solutions. He continued his work with the DoD based agencies that he loved and got to continue traveling within the United States. He was just as proud of his work behind the scenes at his desk as he was at the telecommunications equipment on the E4-B. He retired from AT&T Government Solutions in March of 2019. In true Moe fashion, he started volunteering through the American Red Cross at the 55th Medical Group at Offutt AFB. Even being retired, he still wanted to work with military members and within the military community.

Moe loved his family and loved to spend time with them having family dinners in which his culinary skills could shine. He always enjoyed going to the finest restaurants and insisted that food pictures were always sent when he went out to eat and expected the same in return. Cooking brought him a great deal of joy and he loved sharing his food with family and friends.

Moe loved spending time with his three children Kristina, Jennifer, and Aaron on the Big Deck, having family game nights, plenty of delicious food and lots of laughter. He had many grandchildren, and he took a tremendous amount of pride in being their Papa Moe. He leaves behind family, many great friends and colleagues who will forever feel this loss. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him know that the world will not be the same without his smile, sense of humor and larger than life presence.

Preceded in death by his father Wilbur Mosiman; stepfather William“Bill” Loseman; brother -in-law Mike Ottersberg.

Survived by his mother June Loseman; wife of 21 years Michelle; children Kristina Raber (Curt), Jennifer Mosiman (Krystal Sherwood), Aaron Mosiman (Amanda); 9 grandchildren; siblings Gina Lococo (Joe), Michele Ottersberg (Larry Wolken); many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Gathering: Sunday, September 25, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

Inurnment:  At a later date / Omaha National Cemetery with Honors by the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard at a later date

Memorials: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) / www.vfw.org

28 Comments

  • Al Sauter, Col, USAF Posted September 13, 2022 4:48 pm

    Form the time I took command of NEACP, Mo was my right hand man and the guide for every member of our organization. There’s not room to discuss his contributions as well as respect an fun we all had with him..

  • Elizabeth Wilson Posted September 13, 2022 5:25 pm

    You were such an awesome Dad and Papa. It has been a great honor to have known you.. You will be dearly missed.

  • Michael Frye Posted September 13, 2022 6:11 pm

    RIP Big Moe! Our condolences to your family. You will be missed

  • Michael A.Bryant Posted September 13, 2022 6:17 pm

    My condolences to the family on the loss of “Big Moe” as he was know. I worked with Lance on the E-4B at Offutt from 1983 to 1988. He was the epitome of excellence when it came to the E-4B NightWatch aircraft.. My heart goes out to his family, friends and military members who knew and worked with him. This is such a great loss to all….Rest in Peace “Big Moe”. MR E-4B.

  • Sue H Posted September 13, 2022 8:01 pm

    Prayers for comfort through this difficult time. Let the memories feel your heart with gladness and ease the pain.

  • Tim Smith Posted September 14, 2022 12:18 am

    We’re missing you already Brother. Fly high to be a new guardian above for our country. I know you’ll be watching over your family and us crewdogs until we join you later on.

    “Phoenix”

  • Edward Sweeney Posted September 14, 2022 8:12 am

    Rest in peace, warrior!

    • Daniel weise Posted September 18, 2022 3:51 pm

      Will miss Lance as he was a classmate of mine we hung out together in high school he always made it interesting

  • Janet Claassen Posted September 14, 2022 9:56 am

    I wish I would have had more opportunity to know Lance as an adult. He was my husband’s first cousin, and we always followed news of his Air Force life. May the entire family feel the love that is surrounding them.

  • Jim Connolly Posted September 14, 2022 10:23 am

    Very sad to hear about the passing of Big Moe. So many great times and memories of being on the road with him. Rest in peace sir 🙏.

  • Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Posted September 14, 2022 8:54 pm

    Michelle and Family: We are so sorry at Moe’s untimely passing. I was shocked when Rick came home with the news. Beautiful tribute. Moe sure did love his food, and the first few times I was around him it was to eat somewhere GREAT. I think he REALLY liked organizing the AT&T special occasion dinners while he was there. Grey’s Plume, The Drover, Gorats, all memorable. I just looked at my texts and I sent him a picture of gumbo we had at Wyankoop Brewery in Greeley, Colorado in August. No reply. We were remiss to not have checked in. Your memories are etched in your hearts. Write them down for the little ones.

  • Gayla and Terry (Howie) Hausman Posted September 15, 2022 7:27 am

    What a lovely memorial. You certainly captured him perfectly. It was interesting to read the part of him we didn’t know, like his work career. Although he was already famous for his cooking! And what a loving person he was. He certainly loved his family!! We will miss you Big Mo! Our condolences.

  • Simmi Gupta Posted September 15, 2022 9:39 am

    Very sorry to hear of Moe’s passing. I worked with Moe at AT&T from 2010 until his retirement in 2019. He often spoke of his family and his love of cooking. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Dennis F Ogorzaly, (CMSGT/Ret) Posted September 15, 2022 11:07 am

    A joy to work with, and an even greater joy working and flying in and for the NEACP, E-4B.
    Fly high my friend.

  • Don Alexander Posted September 15, 2022 12:30 pm

    Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family.

  • Willie (William) Coon Posted September 15, 2022 3:26 pm

    A good friend and a great asset to the airborne communications world. Condolences to his family.

  • Keith Szolga Posted September 15, 2022 3:56 pm

    I am proud to say that I served with Big Moe at NEACP/NAOC 1992 – 1995. I was one OT-1 as the NCOUC of the EA team. At the time Big Moe was on the day shift so I would see him when we came in to get ready for the next next alert week. He was a great man and certainly knew his stuff about the Comm systems on the E4-B. Sending blessings to his family. RIP Big Moe.

  • Rufus Perry Posted September 17, 2022 8:04 pm

    I’m truly sad today after just learning that Big Moe is no longer with us. Michelle, my sincere condolences for your loss. He always saw the positives in those he interacted with. RIP Big Moe-I’ll always remember remember your sense of humor.

    • Stephanie McSwain (OFFUTT 1986-1991; 1996-2001) Posted September 19, 2022 8:25 am

      My deepest sympathy! May God comfort you all at this difficult time. Big Moe was a true mentor and friend who will me missed by so many!

  • Ron Enriquez Posted September 20, 2022 3:05 pm

    There are no words that can express the amount of loss we all feel upon the passing of “Big Moe” Although you have departed from this world your memories will be always with us. It was a pleasure knowing and flying with you..may you RIP….prayers going out to your family during this sad time……

  • Steve Pitts Posted September 23, 2022 10:12 am

    I already miss you my brother. It’s hard to believe there won’t be any more phone calls to the “Sarge”from the “Bums” when you guys where out having a beer. My condolences to everyone in your family. You will truly be missed, but remembered for living a full life.

  • Kurt “Ole” Olinger Posted September 25, 2022 10:06 am

    Moe was my best friend and I miss him dearly. I made several trips with Moe over the years when I was with NEACP and he was with 1AACS and later when he was with NEACP and I was with 1ACCS. I will truly miss my day drinking buddy>

  • Bud Pridemore Posted September 28, 2022 7:33 am

    Cathie and I were very saddened to hear about Moe’s passing, Our condolences to Michell and the family. I have known Moe for more than 30 years, work together on and off for most of that. USAF and AT&T He was always a standout character in any crowd and a wonderful human being. Rest In Peace Big Moe

  • Russ Freeman Posted September 29, 2022 2:52 pm

    Such a shock to hear of “Big Moe’s” passing. He truly was a huge presence in the E4 community. Rest in peace Moe.

  • Arthur Chavez Posted September 29, 2022 3:55 pm

    Dear Mosiman Family please accept my warmest condolences.
    I worked with Moe in the 80s when I was flying Lookinglass, in the 90s on NAOC, and in the 00s as contractors.
    I am just devastated this great man left us. May God bless you and God Bless you Moe.
    Art

  • Richard Renner Posted September 29, 2022 9:12 pm

    Was a pleasure and a privilege to have known and flown with Mr. E4B as we all knew Big MO by. Rest in Peace my fellow crew dog from the 1st ACCS.

  • Gary Wensel Posted October 25, 2022 1:01 pm

    My heart is saddened. I’ve lost a friend who was one of the most memorable people I’ve ever met. In 1974 I met Moe (Big Bird) Mosiman at Wright Pattetson AFB. we lived on the same floor in the barracks. I eventually was best man at his wedding. We remained friends all this time. I shall miss him deeply. Rest in Peace Mo! Go Big Red!

  • John McCabe Posted October 25, 2022 7:28 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family of Big Moe. I was part of the 1975-76 Wright-Patterson crew where he was know as “Big Bird”, We kept in touch over the years, and Moe would contact me out of the blue while watching some food show on cable TV asking if I had Hot Weiners, or Whole Belly Clams in Rhode Island.
    He will be missed among his Wright-Patterson brothers.

    Fly High Big Moe and enjoy unlimited Whole Belly Clams.

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