Mary Nadine Walls-Mossner

Updated: September 27, 2008


After WWHS, I attended Trinity Bible College located in Clearwater, Florida. Next, I attended Beckley College studying secretarial work. I moved to Virginia and lived with my long-time friend from Maxwell Hill – Agnes Bowling. I became a bus commuter to Washington, D.C. where I worked as a junior stenographer at Greyhound Bus Lines.

I married while I was working in D.C., becoming the mother of two boys and one girl: Joe (now 46 years old), Marty (now 42 years old) and Kristine (now 41 years old). This marriage ended in divorce in 1987.

In 1993, I married Ralph Mossner a German, Frankenmuth (Michigan) farmer and former General Motors employee. We met through a Christian Singles Magazine we had both advertised in. We live in his centennial farm house five miles from Frankenmuth, a tourist town. I have six grandchildren and Ralph has two.

Besides working in D.C. and raising my children I have been heavily involved in church work, especially teaching children and singing. During the six years I was single again I did social work and taught drug prevention in the Saginaw County Schools (for a United Way agency), facilitated support groups for children of drug addicts and spoke at treatment centers.

I love children, loved being a mother and love being a grandmother. When someone asks if I spoil my grandchildren I reply, “I do my best!”

My hobbies are writing poetry (I have two published) and scrap booking. I have made my children and two oldest grandchildren very large photo albums of their lives. I still love music, love decorating and really enjoyed decorating our centennial home and get great satisfaction from reading.

Those are some of the highlights of my life – however if I wrote a book about it would read like something of a soap opera. Lots of ups and downs with unusual occurrences woven into the fabric.

Christ is the center of my life and I am still a Baptist. He has brought me through it all and been such a friend. I could never have survived without him.

I love living near Frankenmuth. There is so much to do here. These Germans certainly know how to attract tourists and make $. Life is good for me here and I am grateful for every day I am given.

– Nadine