Eugene “Gene” Moser

A Mass of Christian burial for Eugene “Gene” Moser, 69, of Plevna was held Aug. 31, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker.

 

Gene Moser

Posted by September 7, 2012

A Mass of Christian burial for Eugene “Gene” Moser, 69, of Plevna was held Aug. 31, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker. Rite of committal was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Baker with military rites by the Baker American Legion, Fallon Post #35 and the Montana Army National Guard Honor Guard. A Rosary and vigil service was held Aug. 30 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.

Gene passed away unexpectedly Aug. 25, 2012 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.

Eugene Thomas Moser was born Dec. 21, 1942 in Norfolk, Neb., a son of Joseph H. and Angela (Melcher) Moser. Gene grew up on the family farm at Humphrey, Neb. He attended kindergarten through the 12th grade at St. Francis Catholic School where he graduated in 1960. During his high school years, Gene played on the school basketball team. Following his graduation, Gene joined the United States Army. After completing boot camp at Fort Gordon, Ga., he served in active duty in Germany, France, Holland, Turkey, and England. After three years and obtaining the rank of sergeant, Gene was honorably discharged on Nov. 11, 1963. Gene returned to Nebraska where he met Marie Franzluebbers. They were married in Dodge, Neb. in April 1967. In July of 1967 Marie passed away unexpectedly.

Following the death of his wife, Gene moved to Baker, Mont., where his brother Mel was working in the oilfield. It was in Baker where Gene would embark on his career in the oilfield and would also fall in love with a local ranch girl. Gene and Winona Hall were married at St. John’s Catholic Church Aug. 10, 1968. They were blessed with five children, and 44 years of marriage.

Gene and Winona made their home in Baker where Gene worked for McCullough Wire Line Service until 1974. The Mosers moved to Casper, Wyo. where Gene and his brother, Jim, partnered in an oilfield service business. Gene eventually started his own oilfield service business which he operated until 1992. In 1992, he went to work for Santa Fe as chief mechanic. This took Gene to the foreign countries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In 2002, Gene became the chief mechanic for Pride International, working in the countries of Kazakhstan, Holland, Hungary, and Brazil. In 2011, Gene put down his hard hat and retired to full-time operator of the Twin Creeks Ranch he and Winona put together in 2000 when they made Plevna their home.

Throughout his life, Gene was a hard worker. The ranch was his hobby, but it was also a place he found rest and relaxation. He loved animals, especially those on the ranch. Haying was his favorite job on the ranch. Gene’s greatest love, however, was for his family. He was a devout Catholic.

Gene is survived by his wife, Winona Moser, of Plevna; his children, Gena (James) Moser-Clark, Green River, Wyo., Jeremy (Lesley) Moser, Gillette, Wyo., Angela (Greg) Atwood, Snohomish, Wash., Cole (Christine) Moser, Casper, Wyo., and Molly (Michael) Bek, Belfair, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his siblings, Katherine (Elmer) Grashorn of Clarinda, Iowa, Kenny Moser of Norfolk, Neb., and Paul (Kathy) Moser of Norfolk, Neb.; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jack (Lori) Hall, Bonnie Smith, both of Billings, Kay (DuWayne) Neether of Gillette, Wyo., Dave (Lori) Hall and Howard (May-Lynn) Hall, both of Baker; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Angela Moser; two sisters, Eileen Eucker and Lucille Widhelm; four brothers, Richard, Walter, Melvin and James; and his first wife Marie.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.