Michael L. Moser, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Friday, March 4th, 2016 in Rockford, Illinois, at the age of 80, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Michael lived a committed life of service and compassion. Mike was born December 11, 1935 to Cora and Marion Moser in Pioneer, Ohio and raised by grandparents, Dr. Edward and Mary Moser in Woodburn, Indiana. He married his high school sweetheart, Lynda Smith Moser in 1958 and they were happily married for 57 years. Mike served in the US Army stationed in Heidelberg Germany as an SP4 X-Ray Technician and continued his evolution in the medical field with positions in Eaton Rapids, Michigan and Indianapolis Indiana, at Indiana University/Riley Children’s Hospital. He went on to become the Department Head of IU Radiology Technician staff. After many years of service in the X-Ray field, Mike left Indiana University and assumed new positions in sales and administration for Picker International X-Ray Corporation.He served Picker X-Ray for 16 years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cleveland, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. He held a BS degree from Indiana University.
Michael’s focus on family and faith, wisdom and mentorship was well known through his caregiving work as a Stephen’s Minister and through his membership at Christ United Methodist Church. He will be remembered for selfless acts of live-saving heroism, his passion for bearing witness and helping the less fortunate and for his committed love to family and friends.
Michael took great joy in connecting to the outdoors and physical health as an avid bicyclist. Passionate about cars, history, and nature, he was an inquisitive and life long learner. Mike was known for his authentic, grateful, organized, thankful and hard working nature. He was dearly loved by his grandchildren, who treasured his everyday presence in their lives.
Michael is survived by his loving wife Lynda, son Daniel Moser (Chicago), daughter Anne Ikenberry (Rockford), son-in-law Steven Ikenberry, and grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, and Grace Ikenberry.
A special heartfelt thank you to Heartland Hospice, and Wesley Willows Nursing Staff for their loving care and support.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 21st at Christ United Methodist Church, 4509 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL, 61107. Visitation with family will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service and lunch at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ United Methodist Church, or to Wesley Willows Endowment Fund. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Visitation with family will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service and lunch at 11:00
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 am -
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 21st at Christ United Methodist Church, 4509 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL, 61107
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ United Methodist Church, or to Wesley Willows Endowment Fund