Donald Moyer, Sr., 76 of Watkins, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Litchfield. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.
Donald Francis Moyer, Sr. was born on February 22, 1943 at Litchfield, MN. He was the son of Calvin and Hazel (Pennertz) Moyer. He grew up in the Watkins area and attended country school and the Litchfield High School. He served in the Army National Guard. On June 27, 1964, Don was united in marriage to Nancy Mackereth at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball. They resided in the Watkins and Litchfield areas and Don was employed in maintenance with First District Association for 30 years. He then worked at the compost site at the City of Litchfield for 7 years. Don also had a personal “small jobs” business and would hire himself out for odd jobs
Don was a lifetime member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Forest City. He was a member of the Kimball Legion and the MN Draft Horse Association. His hobbies included ice fishing and coon hunting and he enjoyed the coon hound dog field trials. In his younger years, Don enjoyed horses. Don also enjoyed visiting with the Tuesday morning coffee group at McDonald’s. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and watching old western and John Wayne movies.
Don is survived by his wife, Nancy of Watkins; children, Calvin Moyer and special friend, Donna Rooney of Hugo, Ramona and Steve Strolberg of Cokato, Donald, Jr. and Michelle Moyer of Forest City, Kyle Moyer of Eden Valley; grandchildren, Mikayla, Matthew, Kelsey, C.J., Levi, Luke, Linsey and husband, Leonard, Kelsey, and husband, Kevan, Brandon, Klae and partner, Joe, Kullin, Ariana and fiancée, Chance, Maddison and partner, Zak, Conner, Svenja and Andy; great grandchildren, Riley, Aubrey, Eleen, Hazel, Lizzie, L.J., Tashon, Antonio, Andreas and Chimera; brother, Larry Moyer of Forest City; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 grandchildren in infancy; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Marie Moyer.
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