August 15, 2017

Charles Mosby

Charles “Charlie” Mosby, 82, long time Arnegard businessman, passed away at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck on Thursday morning, August 10, 2017.
Charles Leroy Mosby was born on March 20, 1935, in Alexander to Roy and Gertrude (Weber) Mosby. He was raised and educated in Alexander. He began his life-long career as a mechanic, working for Clarence Melland at the age of 13. He graduated from Alexander High School in 1953.
On October 16, 1955, he was united in marriage to Ardyth Jenner in Alexander. Charlie served in the U.S. Army and while serving in Oklahoma at Fort Sill the couple welcomed their first child, Ann. Upon his discharge, they returned to Alexander where they welcomed their second child, Lowell.
Charlie worked for various Chevrolet dealers in Watford City including Tank Chevrolet, Dakamont Motors, Eklund Brothers, and Hoffman Chevrolet. In the fall of 1976, he purchased Charlie’s Service in Arnegard which he owned and operated with his family until 2015, when his son, Lowell, took over the business.  Charlie enjoyed working and during the gas shortage he was forced to work only 6 days a week instead of 7 because he didn’t have gas to sell.
Charlie was a guy who liked to help out other people. He spent many of his Sundays helping different people around town. Stories abound of people trading gas for different items, like tools, firearms, and food.
Charlie was active in many organizations including the Arnegard Lions, Masons, Shriners, Arnegard Fire Department and the 10 ½ club. He had a love of cars and enjoyed watching boxing. His love of cars brought quite the collection of vehicles to the garage, including a Model-T, 1973 Chevy Corvette, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1971 Mercury Marquee, and many others.
Surviving Charlie are his wife of 61 years, Ardyth Mosby, of Watford City; daughter, Ann and her husband, Clint Wold of Arnegard; son, Lowell Mosby and his wife, Arlana of Arnegard; sister, GraceAnn Luschenko and her family of Canby, Ore.; grandchildren, Jarrett (Kelcee) Wold of Watford City, Jettie (Dustin) Swanson of Bowman, Jamall (Teale) Wold of Arnegard, and Chaz Mosby of Arnegard; great-grandchildren, Eastyn, Emree, Kolby, Jensyn Wold of Watford City, and Justina and Jaylen Swanson of Bowman; foreign exchange student, turned adopted son, Claus Grevsen, of Denmark; brother-in-law, Don (Peg) Jenner; uncles, Art (Gen) Weber and Don Weber; and aunt, Dorothy Magnuson.
Preceding Charlie in death were his parents, grandson Clinton Mosby and one sister, Donna Mosby.
A Celebration of Charlie’s life was held on Sunday, August 13, from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Arnegard Park. Rev. Garrett Gudmunsen conducted a short memorial service at 1:00 p.m.
Burial in Schafer Cemetery in Watford City will take place at a later date.
Friends are welcome to visit to share memories of Charlie or leave condolences for his family.