Wyman J. Mossholder was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Westby, Wis., the son of Otto and Mary (Appleman) Mossholder. He was a graduate of Westby High School and later received training for Gamble-Skogmo Inc. from the Wisconsin Extension Business School. Wyman served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as a combat aid man in Item Co. 2nd
Platoon 42nd Infantry ("Rainbow") Division in France and Germany and was awarded the Bronze Star. On June 1, 1946, he married Lelia Miller. Wyman was a retail sales manager for Gambles-Skogmo Inc. in Menomonie, Wis., Austin, Minn., and Faribault, Minn., and was a dealer/owner in Platteville.
After selling his business he served as a rural mail carrier for the Platteville post office. His memberships included honorary membership in Platteville Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 5, 1992, chapter member of City Industrial Park and board member for three years, chapter president of Platteville Jaycees, life member of the Platteville Elks Lodge and former Exalted Ruler, life member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and VFW, and life member of the National Association Rainbow Division Veterans and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge WWII. He also established the Wisconsin chapter of the "Rainbow" 42nd Division Veterans Association. Wyman died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at his home. He was 78.
Wyman is survived by two daughters, Cathy Mossholder of Platteville, and Carmen (Joe) Schwartz of Belvidere, Ill.; two granddaughters, Mary Schwartz of Eau Claire, Wis., and Melissa Schwartz of Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Rose Marie (Fay) Parr of Tomah; a sister-in-law, Esther Mossholder of Westby; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leila; his parents; two brothers, Theron and Philip; and six sisters, Vioret Parr, Lucille Melby, Gladys Mossholder, Theo Evenson, Beverly Baltz and Caldon Evenson.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 15, at Martin Page Funeral Home, Platteville. Burial with military honors was in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.