Gary D. Moerer, Sr., 59, passed away from the effects of colon cancer at his home in Richmond, Thursday, June 26, 2008, just two months short of his 60th birthday.
Gary was born in Iola, Allen County, Kan., Aug. 31, 1948. Gary spent all of his life in the small corridor between Iola, Kan., Springfield, Mo., and the Kansas City metro area. He served in the Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, which had a profound impact on the rest of his life.
Survivors include: his wife, Jeanne Moerer, of the home; two sons, David Moerer and Austin Stevenson Owens; four daughters, Melissa Moerer, Diane Killion, Megan Peterson Landers and Gretchen Petersen Falskin; one brother, Loren Moerer, of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Linda Moerer, of Humboldt, Kan., and Jan Wolfe of Petrolia, Kan.; various aunts, nieces, nephews; and 11 grandchildren, the most recent of whom arrived June 3.
His parents preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the family who is in need of funds to pay for funeral services and request that donations be left at the funeral home in lieu of flowers.
The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 27 at Polley Funeral Home, 5951 North 10 Highway in Excelsior Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13109 Highway O in Excelsior Springs. Military services and interment will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 30, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 South Southwood in Springfield.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.