Wayne H. Moser (Dan) 77, Troy, MT, died peacefully at home January 4, 2019 surrounded by his family, knowing how very much he was loved.
Dan was born July 15, 1941 to Howard and Beatrice (Pearson) Moser, Everett, WA. He grew up near Arlington, WA, (Lakewood) and attended Lakewood grade school and Arlington High school.
Dan married the love of his life, Signe Brevik, in Coeur d’ Alene, ID, September 1959.
Dan is survived by his wife, Signe Moser, Troy, MT; daughters: Leona Dunn (Eddie), Hot Springs, AR, Cindy Moser, Tucson, AZ, and Denise Smith, Marysville, WA. Dan also leaves 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Corey, Ronnie Wait Jr., Shelly Smith, Lance Holm and Jay Smith Jr. (Leigh-Anna) and 7 great grandchildren:
Timothy Corey, Ayla Wait, Hunter Eaton, Jackson Eaton, Lydia Husby, Jayden Smith and Kristian Smith and sister, Darlene Misner, Arlington, WA.
Dan enlisted in the Navy, May 1968 and was honorably discharged May 1978. He was stationed on tugsboats and Chief Engineer on Admiral Schultz’s Barge, Bremerton and Long Beach, CA, at the Commissary.
Dan is a Vietnam veteran, where he served with distinction and was awarded: USAF Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and US Vietnam Service Medal.
Dan served as Gunner’s Mate on Swift Boat (PCF 78), attached to Coastal Division 12. Swift Boats patrolled the five Northern provinces in South Vietnam. They were used in support of Operation “MARKET TIME” to stop the infiltration of supplies from North to South Vietnam.
Upon leaving the Navy, Dan and Signe and their three daughters returned to Lakewood, (Arlington) WA. Dan worked for Western Gear, Everett, Nicholson Mfg, Seattle, Flo Drill, Arlington, and WesTech, Lynwood, CA.
They moved to Troy, MT, 20 years ago and live on the Kootenai River.
Dan belonged to VFW, Swift Boat Sailors Assn, American Legion, DAV, and Elks.
Memorials will be announced at a later date at Troy’s, VFW (Montana) and Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.