Michael J. Moser

June 29, 2012  

BEAVER FALLS, N.Y.  —  Michael J. Moser, 93, of Riverside Drive, died Thursday evening, June 28, at his home under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Born Sept. 24, 1918, in the town of New Bremen, a son of John B. and Mary Yousey Moser, he attended Brewery Hill Rural School. 

He married Barbara L. Widrick on Aug. 19, 1942, at the Croghan Mennonite Church. Mrs. Moser died Sept. 26, 2009. 

The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Naumburg from 1942 to 1991, upon retirement. 

He enjoyed working in the woods.

He was a Charter member of Naumburg Mennonite Church. He was a member of Beaver Camp, Dairylea Corp. Inc., Farm Bureau and Agway, Inc. director.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, putting puzzles together, search-a-word books and playing Rook.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Lawrence E. and Linda Moser, Beaver Falls, and Bruce M. and Phyllis Moser, Castorland; two daughters and their husbands, Ruth Ann and Harold Hammond, Carthage, and Brenda K. and Robert Harnish, Castorland; brothers-in-law, Llewellyn Zehr, Lowville, Harold Widrick, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, Earle Widrick, Adams Center, Benjamin Yousey, Lowville; sisters-in-law, Gladys and Floyd Moshier, Lowville, Lauretta and Aaron A. “Bud” Widrick, Lowville; seven grandchildren, Eric and Lindsay Moser, Joel Moser, Troy Moser, Alan and Sheila Moser, Gina Moser, Renee and Nicholas Loomis, Brendon Hammond and Stacey Walsemann, nine great-grandchildren. 

A grandson, Bryan J. Hammond, a granddaughter-in-law, Marie Beltran Moser, five brothers, Elmer Moser, Ernest Moser, Arthur Moser, Solomon Moser, Ralph Moser, and two sisters, Vera Zehr and Clara Zehr, all died before him.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Rev. Titus Mast and Rev. Myron Roggie, officiating. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Naumburg Mennonite Church. 

Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th Street, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. 

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.