Dennis Duane Moyer
Dennis Duane Moyer
November 26, 1941 ~ September 4, 2013
Dennis Duane Moyer passed away at home with family on September 4, 2013 following a battle with cancer. He was born on November 26, 1941 in Rochester, MN, the son of Roscoe and Clara Moyer.
Dennis’s youth was spent working on the family farm in Lake City, MN. After graduation from Lake City High School he attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Architecture. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in Minneapolis, MN and upon his move to WI he transferred to the 397th Engineer Brigade in Wausau, WI. On June 17, 1967 Dennis married Joan Kyes at the Fairview Methodist Church in Central City, NE. They made their home in Wausau, WI for the next 31 years where they raised their two sons, Scott and Brook.
Dennis got his start in Construction Management with Adolfson & Peterson in Wausau and thereafter, he continued as a general contractor managing projects that included schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings for firms including Boldt, Wergin, and Miron all of Wausau. In 1998 the couple moved to Nevada where he continued his project management career with Martin Harris. The couple moved to Ridgway, CO nestled in the San Juan Mountains in 2001. He continued working part-time for the City of Ouray as a Building Inspector retiring in December, 2012. The building of the United Church of the San Juans in Ridgway, CO was one of his most fulfilling projects.
As an avid outdoorsman, Dennis volunteered many hours of time and energy with the Ouray Trail Group and The Friends of Ridgway State Park. He was well known in the community as the “Bluebird Man” having constructed a Bluebird Trail of 60 Bluebird houses extending from Ridgway State Park to the Ponderosa Village. He had a great love for hiking, reading, gardening, and football.
Surviving family members include his wife, Joan: his sons, Scott Moyer (Michelle) of Benicia, CA and Brook Moyer (Angie) of Montrose, CO. His loving grandchildren are Jackson and Elena (Elle) Moyer of Benicia, CA and Jesse Moyer of Montrose, CO. He is survived by his brothers, Darrell Moyer (Kathy) of Mica, WA; Dallas Moyer (Gina) of Las Vegas, NV; Donald Moyer (Karen) of Goodhue, MN, and his sister, Donna Balow (Mike) of Brighton, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe & Clara Moyer and his sister, Diane Bremer of Lake City, MN.
A vigil for the immediate family is being held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose, CO. Burial will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery of Ouray, CO. A Church and Community Memorial Service will be set at a later date. Condolences may also be sent to the family at www.crippinfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of the San Juans, the Ouray Trail Group, or the Friends of Ridgway State Park. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Co.