Robert D. Blosser
November 21, 1914 - November 8, 2012
Mr. Robert D. Blosser, age 97 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Bob was born November 21, 1914, in Marvin, Mo., the son of John R. and Anna Powell Daniels Blosser. He was married on May 22, 1948, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Marjorie C. Ferguson. Bob moved to Jefferson City, Mo. in 1930 and was a 1933 graduate of Jefferson City High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy as a photographer in the Signal Corps and was awarded the Bronze Star. His picture taken during the battle at Bari Harbor in Italy received national recognition. Bob participated in the Honors Flight Program to Washington, D.C. in 2009. Bob was employed with the Jefferson City News Tribune for 52 years beginning as a printers devil in 1932. He was later a photographer, and retired as President in November, 1984. He also was employed as the first general manager for KRCG television from 1954 until 1966. He was a member and elder emeritus of the First Christian Church; a member and past president of the Missouri Press Association; a member and past president of the Jefferson City High School Alumni Assn.; a member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce; a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003; a member of the Lions Club; a member of the Senior Nutrition Board; a past member of the United Way Board of Directors; and a past member of the Jefferson City Country Club. He was named the Outstanding Alumnus of Jefferson City High School in 1985 and was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2008. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, and reading. Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Marge Blosser; two sons, John D. Blosser and his wife Cindy of Jefferson City, Mo. and James R. Blosser and his wife D'Arcy of Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Martha J. Roberts and her husband Mark of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Sarah Blosser Blackwell and her husband Matt, Joseph Daniels Blosser and his wife Allie, Rebecca Blosser Atkins and her husband Bryce, Elizabeth Anna Blosser and her fiance Mike Waller, Megan Blosser Hobbs and her husband John, Andrew James Roberts, and Claire Elizabeth Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas Blackwell, Ember, Aubrey, and Isaiah Atkins, and Seth Blosser; his niece, Kathy Long and her husband Greg and their son, Matthew of Wooster, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Grace Jones in 1997. Visitation will be at the First Christian Church from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012, at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser and the Reverend Donald Carter officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at Riverview Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the First Christian Church Food Pantry or the Jefferson City High School Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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