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SOUTH DAYTON:  Kenneth R. Mosher, 80, of Cottage Road South Dayton, and Indian Lake Estates, FL, died suddenly Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL.  He was born in Gowanda, on January 8, 1938, the son of the late Ralph K. and Zoe (Austin) Mosher.

Mr. Mosher was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School and a graduate of Michigan State University with an Agricultural Business Degree.  He was the retired President of Harry Austin Milling, Inc. South Dayton, for 56 years.  Mr. Mosher was an active member with the Collins Draft Horse Club and the American Haflinger’s Association.  He loved being in Florida, spending time with his horses, golfing and racing with his golf cart.

Survivors include his wife Barbara L. (Miller) Mosher of South Dayton and Indian Lake Estates, FL, whom he married on August 27, 1960, in Cattaraugus, two sons Michael Mosher, of Thousand Oaks, CA; Mark (Anita) Mosher, of Conewango Valley; a daughter, Karla (Scott) Gilbert, of Medina, OH; four sisters, Kendrick Madison, of NY; Kerneith Blakely, of Hot Springs Valley, AR; Lynn Mosher, of North Port, FL; Mary (Mike) Sanders, of Center Ridge, AR.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Kazan Mosher.

Mr. Mosher’s last wagon ride will be on Saturday June 9, 2018, leaving his residence at 1:30 pm for Villenova Cemetery, where a graveside service will be conducted.   A Celebration of Life will be held from the South Dayton United Methodist Church, Pine Street, South Dayton on Sunday June 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm, with Pastor Carol Dill, officiating.  A reception will follow at the South Dayton Hotel.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Haflinger Fund, 2031 Fixler Road, Medina, OH 44256.  To post condolences go to


4 Comments on Obituary Notice – Kenneth R. Mosher (updated)

  1. Catherine D'Agostino says:

    I was so sorry to learn this morning of your dad’s passing. I’ll always have fond memories of visiting your South Dayton farmhouse eating homemade pizza with your family so many years ago. Sending comfort and prayers to your family, Barb, Mark and Mike.

  2. Steve Saye says:

    Mark,Karla, and Mike,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. My deepest condolences to you all and your Mom.


  3. Chris (Waag) Ashdown says:

    Barb, Mike, Mark and Karla,

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. I was fortunate to have see him after a long time at Paul Smith’s funeral, but never thought it would be the last time I’d ever see him. Such found memories of my time with your family. Even my children remember time visiting the feed mill and seeing, Ken/your Dad. My deepest condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Chris

    • Holly Scrano says:

      Dear Mosher family,

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.

      Holly Nichols-Scrano
      Cazenovia College ’85

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