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Richard Nolen Moyer

September 17, 1932 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 87)

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Richard Nolen Moyer, 87, of Falls City, NE passed away peacefully, in his home, surrounded by loved ones on July 21, 2020.

Richard was born September 17, 1932 on his family farm in Gilman, IA. He was one of 8 children born to Leonard and June Moyer. He attended school in Gilman, graduating in 1950. After high school he left the family farm and joined the United States Navy. Richard served in the Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in Brooklyn, NY. After serving 4 years he received an honorable discharge. He then moved to Minneapolis where he met Wanda Hard. They were married on February 8, 1963 in Albuquerque, NM.

Richard held many jobs over his lifetime, including foster care for battered and abused children, electrician, safe cracker and trophy husband. However, his favorite job was being dad and grandpa. He worked for Midwest Grain Product in Atchison, KS for 17 years before retiring in 1994 and moving to Falls City. After his short retirement from MGP he got bored and started working again. He worked for a short time at Hardees, then Subway, before going to work at Golden Eagle Casino. From there Richard moved on to work at Sac & Fox Casino, and worked in maintenance for 12 years. He worked there up until the time he could no longer see to make the drive.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Wanda Moyer of Falls City, daughters: Deborah Hart of Falls City, Katherine Russell of Falls City, Wendi Padgett of Topeka, KS; a son Robert Moyer of Falls City, sisters: Donna (Jigs)  Stonewall of Iowa, Kathy Moyer of California, a brother Dale (Hattie) Moyer of Iowa, 12 grandchildren: Jennifer Grantham, John (Carly) Russell, Misty (Johnny) Green, Corrin (Warren) Sudweeks, Amie Hart, Aric Russell, Jeremy (Katy) Friend, Kaelan Jones, Kirby Jones, Kamelia Jones, Hailey Moyer and Michael Lovejoy; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren with another one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Christine Ann Lovejoy, granddaughter Amber Nicole Russell, three sisters and a brother.

Graveside Inurnment Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Steele Cemetery in Falls City, Nebraska with Pastor Doug Delhay officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family with a later designation.

Condolences can be shared online at www.hallfuneral.net

Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Home- 2403 Harlan Street- Falls City, Nebraska 68355 (402) 245-3131

 

 

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Services

Graveside Inurnment Service
Friday
July 24, 2020

2:00 PM
Steele Cemetery
west on Hwy 8
Falls City, NE 68355

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