Dan Moyer of Perry


Daniel Verniel Moyer was born June 17, 1928, in Percival, Iowa, to Clifford D. and Bertha May (Coster) Moyer. He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the VA Central Health Care in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 92.

Dan graduated with the class of 1946 from Glenwood High School.

After graduating he entered the U.S. Navy June 18, 1946, and was discharged April 9, 1948. He served on the USS Astoria and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.

Dan married Teresa Ann Gross Aug. 7, 1950, at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Iowa.

He was called back to serve in the Korean War from Aug. 30, 1950, until his honorable discharge April 9, 1953.

Dan worked for Safeway Stores Inc. until 1963, when the family moved to Perry with United Foods Market.

He and Teresa opened the Perry Sears Catalog and Appliance Store in August of 1969. They owned and operated the store until their retirement in April of 1993.

Dan was a lifelong member of Perry Elks Lodge and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Diane Herrick of Boone, Mike (Cindee) Moyer of Ankeny, Tim (Teresa) Moyer of Essex, Iowa, and Barb (Jeff) McMenamin of Madrid; a special friend, Claudia Ponath; one brother, Gary (Linda) Moyer; one sister, Mary Wymore; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Teresa, on Feb. 23, 2007; one brother, Clifford Moyer; one sister, Betty McEntyer; and a son-in-law, Roger Herrick.

Graveside military honors for Dan are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Violet Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Luis Mejia will officiate. Masks and social distancing are recommended.

Memorials and condolences to the family may be sent in Dan’s name to Murdock Funeral Home in Perry.

The family would like to thank the staff at VA Central Health Care for all their loving care.


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