Dale Wayne Moser, 86, rural Columbia City, went to be with the Lord at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. He was an inpatient at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Geneva, a son of Edwin and Elma (Kneuss) Moser. His formative years were spent in Geneva. He completed his education Newton High School in Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
On Feb. 19, 1952 he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany. On Jan. 26, 1954 he received an honorable discharge.
He returned to the Geneva area where he delivered gas and oil products. He later moved to Columbia City working with Wilson’s IGA. In 1965, he built and operated Dale’s IGA on north Main St. in Columbia City which he sold to Scott’s Foods in 1968. He then went to work for Superior Sanitary Supply in Fort Wayne until 1981 when he joined Superior Supply, Marion where he worked until 1994. In 1994 he joined HP Products of Indianapolis as an area sales representative and continued until recently when his health declined.
On June 8, 1986 he was united in marriage to Janet Bartz. They made their home in rural Columbia City.
He was the founder and pastor for Gospel-Land Ministries, Inc., maintaining a church on Douglas Ave, Columbia City.
His passion was for his church and he served with many organizations to spread the gospel and help others including, Whitley County Jail Ministry 1987-1997, Drug Free Indiana, Public Defenders organization and was a founding member of Life Center of Whitley County. During the summer months he enjoyed his vegetable garden.
Surviving are his wife, Janet; a son, Jerry (Whitney) Moser, Huntertown; two daughters, Dalene Moser and Darlene (Bart) Walcutt, both of Fort Wayne; a step-daughter, Kathy (Adam) Bottles, Columbia City; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Moser; a brother, Gordon Moser and sisters, Helen Franze, June Study, Imogene Skipper and Janean Mills.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.