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Embert "Bert" Moerer

Oct 14, 1923 - Mar 24, 2018
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Bert Moerer was born October 14, 1923 in Dumont, Minnesota, to Arthur and Mary (Gerfen) Moerer. In 1942, he joined the US Navy and served onboard the USS Sargent Bay, an escort carrier. Operating with a task force, the Sargent Bay participated in battles for Saipan, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, and was awarded multiple service stars. 
 
Honorably discharged in 1946, Bert returned to Minnesota, where he completed his education and began a career in farm-equipment sales. In 1951, he was recalled to active duty with the Navy and served on the patrol frigate USS Evansville during the Korean Conflict. Discharged in 1952, he returned to Minnesota, and in 1955 married Lucille Carole Bombeck.
 
In 1963, they moved to Great Falls, Montana, where Bert took a position as sales manager for farm-equipment manufacturer Massey-Ferguson. He retired in 1982 and two years later moved to Yakima, Washington, where he lived until his passing. Bert enjoyed playing golf, scoring two holes-in-one. He was also a passionate fan of professional sports, especially the Minnesota Twins. 
 
He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and a long-time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Yakima. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille and son, Dale. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara; sons, Craig and Keith; their wives, Sue and Linda; and three grandchildren, Andrea, Allison, and Abigail. 
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (801 Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98902) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations in Bert’s name are suggested to the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, which administers the Fields for Kids program, improving baseball diamonds for youth in the Upper Midwest. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit www.brooksidefhc.com.
 

 

 

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May 19, 2018: 1:00 PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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