Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dorchester's Bill Moser Passes At 82; Funeral Is Friday

UPDATE: City Slickers Bar and Grill reports that the business was contacted by the family of Bill Moser will be making their way back to Dorchester for Friday's funeral and would like to have a "toast" to honor Bill at City Slicker's at 6 p.m. this Friday. Come down and share your memories and have an Old Milwaukee Light in honor of Bill. 

Dorchester native and longtime resident William (Bill) Earl Moser, age 82, died on October 23, 2015 in Wheaton, Minn., surrounded by his loving children. Bill was born on October 11, 1933, in Dorchester to Earl and Louise (Dainton) Moser. Bill grew up with two younger brothers, helping on his parent’s farm. He graduated from DHS in 1952. Shortly after high school he joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg NC. Bill was married to Melva Harling in 1953 and together they had five children. 

Bill married Mabel McMahon in 1987. Their large combined family was a source of great pride and pleasure for both of them; and the reason for their many, many road trips across the country. They traveled to meet new grandchildren; and attend weddings, graduations, birthdays and family reunions. Bill and Mabel followed Nebraska Cornhusker sports and especially looked forward each fall to the women’s volleyball season. They also loved the state parks in Nebraska and in their retirement made a point of visiting every one.

Bill was active in his community and church. He was a former Dorchester mayor. He was a 60-year member of the American Legion in Dorchester and served in several local, district and area officer positions. He was a lifetime member and lay leader in the United Methodist Church of Dorchester. Bill was an avid baseball fan and a successful coach for the Dorchester American Legion baseball team for many years. Bill was a small business owner and worked in a variety of sales and service positions over the years. He retired from the Dorchester Co-op. 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mabel, and brother Richard Moser. He is survived by his brother Robert (Kaye) Moser, Mount Holly Springs, PA; sister-in-law Karen Moser, Bellevue, NE; children, Christeen (Gene) Borsheim, Wheaton, MN; Carmen Moser, Fergus Falls, MN; Chere (Ed) Rikimoto, Wheaton, MN; Clay (Angela) Moser, Los Angeles, CA; Candice (Tony) Hasbargen, Wheaton, MN; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and, by Mabel’s seven children, Frances McMahon, Green River, WY; Mike (David Sepulveda) McMahon, San Diego, CA; Coleen (Jim) McMahon-Seitz, Greeley, CO; Maureen (Larry) Hop-Hergenreder, Greeley, CO; Kelly (Mike) Gerken, York, NE; Shannon (Mal Elkins) Monson, Greeley, CO; Erin Hall, Rock Springs, WY; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 29 at the Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete, NE. The funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dorchester, NE on Friday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Dorchester Cemetery. 

Click here to see Bill's obituary and memorial video.

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