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“Carol and family, my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and yours. Prayers are sent your way. ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Annette (Brown) Bell - Strasburg, CO

Larry Leslie Moyer was born December 13, 1935 in Burke, South Dakota, to Walter and Jennie (Mullen) Moyer and passed away on September 14, 2017 after a long battle with COPD.

Larry grew up in Lucas, South Dakota and attended country school near Lucas and graduated from Burke High School. He was confirmed into the Catholic faith at Sacred Heart Church in Burke.

After high school he joined the army and served two years. He worked briefly in California before moving back to South Dakota and began attending the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. During those years Larry worked as a carpenter and for the Gregory County Soil Conservation office, staking dams.

During his college years he met and married Carol Bowden, and they were married for 57 years. Three children were born to the marriage, Mark, Shane and Jennifer. Larry and Carol settled in Colome, South Dakota and he called that home for the rest of his life. After college he worked at the Citizens Agency in Colome as an insurance agent. When the agency was purchased by the Farmers State Company he joined that firm, working in Winner, South Dakota. The Farmers State Company later became the Insurance Center. Larry became a partner in the firm and worked there until his retirement in 2001.

Larry enjoyed hunting deer on his Uncle Frank's ranch, and fishing and boating on the Missouri River.

He is survived by his wife Carol, sons Mark Moyer (Janet) and Shane Moyer ( Petra ), and daughter Jennifer Piercy (Jason). He is also survived by one sister, Vicki Davis (Ron); granddaughters Molly Jasper (Chris), Emily Moyer, Clare Moyer, Enya Moyer, and Wren Piercy; grandson Finn Piercy; three cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents Walter and Jennie; older sister, Gail Tietgen; and nephew, Jeff Tietgen.

A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date.