Russell E. Moseley, age 88, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Broken Bow, died Friday Jan. 7, 2011, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Funeral services were Jan. 11, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was at the Lone Tree Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Grand Island Veterans Home. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Russell was born May 4, 1922, at Broken Bow, to Earl R. and Mary E (Herrick) Moseley. Russell attended school in Broken Bow, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1940. He attended Kearney State College until joining the United States Navy in 1941. Russell served in the Pacific Theatre on the Destroyer Sigourney. He was married to Ellamae (Spencer) Feb. 3, 1948, in North Platte. He began his grocery business career with Safeway and transferred frequently throughout the state before buying his own grocery store in Genoa, in 1962. They owned and operated that store and one in Lexington, until retirement in 1990, when he relocated back to Broken Bow.
Survivors include his wife, Ellamae Moseley of Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Broken Bow; three sons, Steve (Norma) Moseley of York, Jim (Mary) Moseley of Scottsbluff and Brad (Ana) Moseley of Anthony, N.M.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two half sisters.