ROUNDUP — After a hard and courageous battle, Ronnie A. Moseman, age 62, of Roundup, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at Sapphire Suites in Billings.
Born April 12, 1948, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Richard and Betty Moseman. A 1966 graduate of Fergus High in Lewistown, he was a member of the state championship football team. He attended college at Havre University and, in 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam from March 1968 through March 1969 in the 2nd Battalion of the 12th Cavalry, where he was the recipient of several medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He married the love of his life, Patricia Willis, on May 29, 1969. He finished his service at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., in 1970.
Ron leaves behind his wife, Pat, of 41 years; three children and eight grandchildren, Randy (Linda) and grandson Ryan; Ronnie Jr. (Amber) and four grandsons, Kaleb, Kody, Matthew and Andrew; and Ronda (Clint) and grandchildren Brendan, Brianna and Brooklyn. He is further survived by two brothers, Richard Jr. (Karen), Ted (Debra); and one sister, Carol (Larry); several nieces, nephews and cousins who loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, and one brother, Walter Ray.
After relocating several times due to construction job locations, the family planted their roots in Roundup. Ron was a man of many trades throughout the years. His experience and technical skills employed him as an electrician, gas station operator/owner, and finally a Construction Project Manager throughout the U.S., Syria and Saudi Arabia.
Ron was talented and had several hobbies. He loved to restore classic cars and built two homes for his family. He loved hunting elk, deer and antelope in the Little Belts and Missouri Breaks with his sons and family. He loved to fish for trout at Flatwillow Creek and Middle Fork in the Belts, in addition to lake fishing at Fort Peck Lake. His adventures often led to driving challenging mountain trails with his truck. Many have often said that only Ron could take a truck where he could. He enjoyed four-wheeling, cards, horseshoes, dominos, dancing and fireworks. He often employed practical jokes and enjoyed telling jokes even in his last days (5 + 5 was still 13). He especially loved giving big parties for family reunions. He was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos (and the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre, haha). Ron has always had a special place in his heart when it came to animals: his dogs, Laddy, Rusty, Bear and Ruby, and even some of his ranch cows and pigs. The greatest joy in his life was his grandchildren. He had special nicknames for each of them and other family members. Ron had a big, soft and giving heart. He would help anyone who needed a hand.
Ron enjoyed life, but left us way too soon. As a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, he will be missed, as a piece of our hearts was also gone from the moment he left us. We love you and miss our “Baby Huey”!
Funeral arrangements are being made at the Wier Funeral Home in Roundup. Services will be held Nov. 6, at noon, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1300 Fifth St. West, in Roundup. Luncheon to follow. Burial will be in the Roy Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a “Ron Moseman Memorial Fund” has been set up at First Security Bank of Roundup.