Donald Lee Moser, 73 of Chatham, IL. passed away peacefully at home early Friday, February 8, 2013. He was born June 24, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. For 20 years he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the Air National Guard, 183rd Fighter Wing. On December 13, 1963 he married Roswitha (Rose) Russler in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Don and his family have lived in Chatham since 1973, where he worked for Contractor Utility Sales in Springfield and NAPCO Pipe Company in Litchfield until retiring in 1999.
Don was known for his quick wit and one-liners that kept everyone smiling. He enjoyed traveling throughout the USA by train or car, visiting family and friends or just exploring new places. He liked working out at the Fit Club, especially looking forward to his sessions with his trainer, and playing Trivial Pursuit with a group of dear friends. However, he loved most being in his home of 38 years, where he tended to his pets and his various collections and entertained visitors from far and near. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, where he served on the Global Missions Committee. Additionally, he was a member of the American Legion since 1965 and part of the German Club, DANK.
Surviving and sadly missing him are his wife Rose, son Michael (wife, Bekki) of Texas, son Eric of Chatham, IL., grandsons Donald, Andrew (wife Megan) and Evan Moser, granddaughters Anne Marie, Katherine, Susanna, Erica and Abigail Moser, step-grandsons Matthew Fausett and Christopher, Joshua and Zachary McBride, brothers Randy, David and Kenneth Gulley, sisters Rita Escola and Kathy Gulley and step-great-grandaughter Rhiannon.
Visitation: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, IL.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, IL with burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail. Pastor Greg Busboom and Pastor Ladd Sonnenberg will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Lewy Body Dementia Association.