Elden “Fudder” Moser, 83, of Miller, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Pastor Scot Tutt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the St. Lawrence Community Church.
Elden “Fudder” Carl Moser was born January 19, 1932 at the family farm near Rosehill to H.J. and Pauline (Fastnacht) Moser. He grew up on the farm and graduated from the 8th grade at Rosehill. After walking sixteen miles to meet his military draft, he served in the 11th Airborne (Army) Combat in the Korean War on the front line infantry; serving from 1952 to 1954. He returned home and married the love of his life, Norma Jean Anderson on July 7, 1954. During this marriage, six children were born. Fudder worked very hard as a farm hand, spent several years as a butcher and then working construction for Westcott’s for 37 years.
Fudder’s greatest passions were hunting, fishing, making sausage, jerky, spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed dancing and music. He loved planting and tending to his garden and loved watching and protecting his chicken, ducks, and geese. He took great pride in teaching his grandkids and family the joys of hunting and fishing. He loved family gatherings, as family time was very important and time spent visiting with his many friends.
His memory will be cherished by his precious wife, Norma; children: Linda (Leon) Snay, Larry (Shirldene) Moser, Cynthia (John) Bowar, Eugene (Sherry) Moser, Lawrence (Shannon) Moser, and Barbara (Marlon) Weyand; 20 grandchildren: Lisa (Robby) Richardson, Chris (Stephanie) Martchinske, Kenny (Jaime) Martchinske, Jenny (Cody) Sivertsen, Nalana Bowar, Paula (Waylon) Pearson, Penny Snay, Christina Artman, Dustin (Tiffiany) Moser, Matthew (Tiffany) Moser, Celeste Moser, Carl Moser, Jessica (Cody) Moser, Douglas (Brittany) Moser, Desiree Moser, Kimberly Moser, Jacob Moser, Courtney Moser, Clint Weyand, and Paige Weyand; 24 great grandchildren: Kaitlynn and Kassidy Dyer, Kaden Pearson, Chase and Chandler Arland, Jonathan and Joslynn Tassler, Mya and Jayden Lamar, Malcolm Reid, Kennidy Lindner, Landon, Bentley, and Ava Martchinske, Sarah Martchinske, Toby Sivertsen, Memphis, Skylar and Terence Frueh, and Wyatt and Thomas Moser and four step brothers and sisters, Braxden and Ma’Kenna Moser and our brand new Connor Moser, along with eight adoptive great grandchildren; two sisters: Elaine (Darrell) Peterman and Sherry (Larry) VanZee; one brother, Richard (Ardessa) Moser; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Virginia Kelsey; and many many family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Leroy, Clarence, and Bud Moser.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Fudder’s arrangements.