Delmer Billy Moss, 87, of Holyoke, Colorado, passed away October 24, 2019 in Greeley, CO.
He was born March 29, 1932 in Burr, Nebraska to Elmer Henry Moss and Minnie Marie (Pahde). Delmer was baptized and confirmed in the Hope Lutheran Church in Burr. He graduated from Burr High School in 1949. Delmer proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. On November 14, 1958 he married Eileen F. Sporhase in Hope Lutheran Church in Burr. During their 60 years of marriage, they had four daughters Vickie, Janette, Susan and Kellie and eight grandchildren. Delmer and his father-in-law, Joy Sporhase, farmed together in York County, Nebraska where they raised corn and Angus cattle. In 1967, they moved their families to Holyoke, Colorado. Delmer served his community by being an elder at Zion Lutheran Church, and on the board of directors with Holyoke Coop and Phillips County Telephone Company. Delmer started farming at the age of eight behind a team of horses, but the highlight of his career was winning the United States Supreme Court landmark water rights case against the state of Nebraska in 1982.
Delmer is survived by his wife Eileen, daughters: Vickie (Kurt) Cunningham, Janette Brown, Susan (Mark) Gueck, Kellie (Ed) Race; grandchildren Tyson Cunningham, Whitney (Jaake) Aoga, Dillon Cunningham (Mon-qua), Tyler (Logan) Brown, Kyle Brown, Marquel (Jon) Vance, Kordell Gueck, Victoria Race; sister Delores Stoner, brother Ken (Coranne) Moss, sister-in-law Marilyn and Kathleen Moss and brother-in-law Ned Snyder; sister-in-law Marlene (Bill) Haeffner and Janet Werth and brother-in-law Gary Sporhase and many loved nieces and nephews.
Delmer was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Norma (Cal) LaFollette, Jean (Elmer) Schulte, Karen Snyder, brothers Harold, Merle and James Moss, brother-in-law Gerald Werth, nephew Jon Moss and niece Amy Stoner.
Visitation from 1:00 to 8:00pm, October 29th, 2019 at Baucke Funeral Home, 1220 SW Interocean Ave, Holyoke, CO. Services will be at 10:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church, 240 South High School, Holyoke, CO. Internment will take place at 2:00 pm, November 1, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Burr, NE.
Memorial funds will be given to the Honor Flight for transportation of America’s veterans to Washington DC for their service and sacrifices.
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