Norbert Mosel |

Norbert Mosel

Norbert Mosel

Norbert (Norby) Rudolf Mosel passed away at his home June 6, 2013. Norby fought a courageous four-year battle with ALS. He was 55.

If you would like to pay your respects, we are accepting visitors between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Mosel home, 14904 Blind Shady Road, Nevada City, Calif. Call 530-277-9429.

Norby was born in Germany and raised in Goleta, Calif. There, he learned his plumbing trade working in the family business. After marrying his wife, Nancy, they moved to Nevada County in 1990, where they started a family and had a successful contracting business, NM Plumbing.

An avid outdoorsman, Norby’s love of the mountains took him to exotic places: Nepal, New Zealand, Thailand and Africa. As a young man, traveling alone with his dog, Cheyenne, he also hiked the Continental Divide and Pacific Crest Trail. Norby was an explorer of all of California, especially the oceans, lakes and rivers.

He loved volunteering at his children’s schools. Most recently, he enjoyed the last four years volunteer coaching with the Nevada Union wrestling program.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Fischer); daughter Shelby Lillian; son Sawyer Rudolf; his parents, Rudi and Roselmarie Mosel; sister Heidi (Doug); brother Gary (Marco); mother-in-law Margaret Fischer; brothers-in-law Gary and Scott Fischer; and his many nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the medical staff at UC Davis, the numerous organizations involved with ALS and Hospice of the Foothills for the wonderful care during his illness.

Norby’s loving attitude toward his family, his fun nature to his friends and his impact on the community will not be forgotten, and we will miss him very much.

Donations can be made in his honor to ALS Sacramento Chapter, Hospice of the Foothills and/or the Nevada Union wrestling program.

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