Wendell Moyer, age 88, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and
friend went to be with our Lord on October 15, 2018. He was born to
Harry and Minnie (Remus) Moyer on March 24, 1930 and raised on a
farm near Ionia, Kansas.
Following high school in 1949, Wendell helped his father on the family
farm. In 1954, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in
Fort Bliss, TX to finish his basic training. After basics, he was sent to Fort
Knox, KY where he served with the advanced anti-aircraft control unit. At
the end of his two years in the Army, Wendell returned to his family farm
where he then married Karen Loomis in August 1957. Together, they had
three children: Becky, Debra and Terry. Along with his farming, he started
his business of Moyer’s Gun Smithing, where he enjoyed fixing and
Wendell was an active member of the Jewell American Legion and a
member of the Ionia Church. He also served on the Athens Cemetery
Wendell enjoyed spending time with family as well as fishing, hunting and
going to all the grand and great-grandchildren’s events.
Wendell is preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Karen, of 51
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Cockroft (Daryl); Debra Bohnert
(Darrell) of Jewell, KS ; and one son, Terry Moyer (Lois) of Salina, KS;
sister Norma Lea Doud of Downs, KS; and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren,
relatives and friends.
Service will be at the Jewell Christian Church on Thursday, October 18th
at 10:30 a.m. with Kleppinger Funeral Home handling the arrangements
in Jewell, KS. Burial will be at the Athens Cemetery following the service
with military honors by Jewell American Legion Post 72 and Ft. Riley
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