William "Bill" Mosca Sr.

  • Funeral Date: 11/01/16
  • Funeral Time: 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM
  • Date of Birth: 2/01/44
  • Date of Death: 10/25/16
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home

William “Bill” Mosca Sr, age 72, of Northfield, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Bill was born February 1, 1944, in Beaver, Pennsylvania the son of Louis and Margaret (Peters) Mosca. He was raised in Monaca, PA and graduated high school. He entered the United States Navy and served on an aircraft carrier. He then entered the United State Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. After 20 years of service to his country, Bill retired from the military. He was united in marriage to Sharon Krzystofiak on June 25, 1963. The couple lived in Ohio and Germany before making their home in Northfield.

Bill worked for NAPA in Northfield before owning and operating Mosca Bait and Tackle. He then worked for Cabela’s in Owatonna for seven years.

Bill loved the outdoors and everything about it. He hunted deer, geese, enjoyed fishing and shooting sports. He was a member of the Northfield VFW the American Legion, the Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club and was a firearms instructor for over 30 years.

Bill is survived by his wife Sharon of Northfield, a son William Jr. “Billy” (and Denise) of Faribault, two daughters Lisa (and Chris) Close of Rathdrum, ID, Renee (and Daryl) Lillis of Coeur d’Alene, ID, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters Patricia Slater of Sanibel Island, FL, Mary (and Greg) Burlett of Beaver, PA, Margaret “Peggy” (and Larry) Nolder of Westminster, CO, and a brother Vincent (and Robbin) of Burlington, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Thomas.

Visitation and reception honoring Bill’s life will be held at Bierman Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 1 from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will take place in the Spring at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. biermanfuneralhome.com


  1. Blair Fowler

    Bill, you will be missed by all members of the Sportsmen’s Club. I have known you for the past 34 years and worked with you and all Banquets and Firearm Safety Classes for the past 28 years. We started the Club together back in the late 80’s and now we are are at our 30th Banquet. You will be missed. Blair

  2. Ken Maylone

    Dear Patty,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your brother’s passing. I didn’t know him in his adult life, but reading this notice tells me that he had a rich and fulfilling existence. For that you can be proud and thankful.

    Ken Maylone

  3. Kent Bosworth

    Bill served as our Coach, Mentor and Protector from 1979-83 at the Univ of Minnesota. As our coach, we won the AFROTC Tri-Service Sports Cup, 3 years in a row. But more importantly, he saved us from our “youthful enthusiasm” (as Bill would call it) and recognized our potential so that we could actually go on to graduate and serve as USAF Officers and beyond. Without Bill, our careers would have been very short! Our sympathies to the family from The Black Sheep.