Thomas Moyer died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at his home in Watkins, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 78.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Thomas Peter Moyer was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Litchfield, to Hazel (Pennertz) Moyer and Calvin Moyer. Thomas grew up north of Darwin, then later moved to north of Forest City. Thomas married Marie Sinnett on Sept. 10, 1960. They purchased their first farm in 1965, and in 1969 moved to the Stenger homestead, south of Watkins. Thomas spent his life as a farmer and construction worker. He was a member of Local 49ers and a life time member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Forest City. He enjoyed working with all kinds of animals; milking cows, raising horses, buffalo and ostriches. Thomas liked spending time on the farm with family and friends, plowing and time spent in the field. Thomas enjoyed long car rides to look at the fields and check on the crops. Later in life, he would take trips to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and he especially enjoyed the time they spent in Branson, Mo.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Marie of 58 years; daughters Darlene Moyer of Maple Grove, Jan (and Randy) Shoutz of Maple Grove, Colleen Moyer (and fiancé Tim Bickerstaff) of Paynesville, foster son Joseph (and Kim) Tousignant of Hankinson N.D. Grandchildren; Diana (and Jeremy) Donnay, Amanda (and Kevin) Nething, Ashley (and Joe) Weckwerth, Kirsten Tousignant, Nicole, Jacob and Katlin Bennett, and great-grandchildren Haylee and Joshua Donnay, and Esmae Rose and Arabella Bennett.