August 23, 1917 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 101)

Frank Moschet, 101, of Silver Bay died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his home, just 2 days before his 102nd birthday.

He was born on August 23, 1917 to John and Regina (Kullinger) Moschet in Iron Mountain, Michigan where he grew up and attended school. During World War II Frank served in the U. S. Army Air Force as a Gunnery Sergeant aboard a B-29 Superfortress. After the war, he returned to Iron Mountain and worked for Ford Motor Company until the plant was closed. He married Shirley Tippett in 1949 in Iron Mountain, and they moved to Duluth in 1951 before settling in Silver Bay in 1955. Frank was employed in the engineering department at Reserve Mining Company from 1952 until his retirement in 1982. He and Shirley built and operated Mt. Rockwood near Silver Bay where a generation of local families learned to ski.

Frank was a member of Sychar Lutheran Church, and Lutheran Brotherhood-now Thrivent Financial.

He enjoyed trout fishing, hunting, hiking, and down-hill skiing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley in 2017; a daughter, Karen in 2008; grandchildren, Joshua in 2003 and Christian in 1984; a sister Frances and a brother, John.

Frank is survived by his sons, Robyn (Barbara) Moschet of St. Michaels, MD, Daniel (Lori) Moschet of Aspen, CO, and Eric Moschet of Eden Prairie, MN; grandchildren, Jamie (Adam) Edenborg, Anna (Daniel) Rathbun, Matthew Moschet, Emily Moschet, Lindsey (Jack) Rossman, and Thomas Moschet; great-grandchildren Frank William and Joan Beatrice Rathbun, Samson Edenborg, and Sophie Mae Rossman.

Memorials may be given to Sychar Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 7-8 PM on Tuesday at Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay and will continue from 10 AM until the 11 AM service on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the church. Lunch and burial at Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery will follow the service. To sign the online guestbook please visit

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