Patrick Louis Moser was born in Tilden, Nebraska on July 7th,1951 to Louis George Moser and Mae Ruth Spieker Moser. He died at the age of 68 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home with his family in Hemingford, Nebraska on July 3rd, 2020.
Pat spent his early childhood on a farm in eastern Nebraska until his family moved to Denver, CO at the age of five. He attended Mt. Carmel High School and graduated in 1969 from Meritt Hutton High School in Denver. The following year he volunteered for the United States Army. He served as a special forces medic with Special Forces Group 7 out of Fort Bragg, NC. During his time in the military, he also earned his Airborne and Ranger tabs. Shortly after returning from the army in 1972, his lifelong romance with Peggy Lee Garner Moser began and they were married in 1974. Pat’s work with Burlington Northern Railroad moved the young couple to Hemingford, Nebraska where they would remain and raise their four children.
Pat was committed to hard work and excellence for his many years as a BNSF machinist. He served as a dedicated firefighter and EMT on the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department. He was a devoted member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, serving on the Parish Council and teaching religious education classes. He enjoyed playing on the Redwood Shed softball team during his early years in Hemingford. Pat’s love of learning led to many interests throughout his life: motorcycles, gardening, karate, woodworking, outdoor adventures and guitar. His loyalty, resourcefulness, helpful hands, generosity, and sense of humor were evident to those around him. Above all, he was deeply committed to his wife and family. Pat will be remembered for all these things, but perhaps his quiet confidence and steadfast love of Jesus were his greatest gift to us. Whether taking his children camping or helping a neighbor, Pat’s devotion to God laid the foundation to live honorably and love those around him in word and deed. His life brought laughter, stability, and a sense of strength to those fortunate enough to love him. He was, indeed, a noble man.
Patrick was preceded in death by his father, Louis Moser; his mother, Mae Spieker Moser; and three infant brothers. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his sisters, Pam Moser of Denver, CO; and Joyce (Bob) Forch of Stratton, NE; his daughters, Sarah (Carson) Bell of Nashville, TN; Ann (Richard) Lorenzo of Lawrence, KS; Mary (Matt) Garman of Los Angeles, CA; his son, Luke Moser of San Diego, CA; his nine grandchildren; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends and beloved neighbors.
A private, family service will be held for Patrick on Thursday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford with Father Tim Stoner officiating. An open, public memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Hemingford Cemetery following the family service.
Memorials may be sent to the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 598., Hemingford, NE 69348 or to Festival of Hope, PO Box 598, Scottsbluff, NE 69363.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.