Barb Moser was expert seamstress
Mass of Christian Burial for Barb C. Moser, 61, of Selby, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Selby.
Visitation will start at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Barb passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Barbara Claire (Gerstman) Moser was born to Frank and Lois (Berberich) Gerstman in Redwood Falls, Minn., on Oct. 7, 1951. At the age of three, Barb and the family moved to Mobridge. She was educated in the Mobridge school district and graduated from MHS in 1969. She then attended and graduated from Patricia Stevens School of Fashion Merchandising in the Minneapolis, Minn., area.
Barb was an avid seamstress, which was put to good use when the family purchased Fashion Fabrics in Mobridge, in 1967-68. After time away at college to learn the merchandising field to aid in the operating of the family business, she then took over management of the store. They owned and operated the store for several years. Her love of sewing was shown in many directions for family, friends or anyone in need of a repair or project to challenge her. Barb continued her love as a seamstress until she was no longer able to sew.
On June 4, 1977, Barb married Harley Moser in Mobridge. They had two children, Justin (1980) and Molly (1985). Living in Mobridge she was employed with Citizen’s Bank until moving to their family farm north of Selby. Barb most recently worked at Golden LivingCenter where her love and compassion for others touched many a life, from residents to co-workers. She always put others first and was willing to led a hand in whatever was necessary.
Barb enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and canning. Barb also loved following her children’s sports and other activities. She never missed any of their events and traveled with them to professional sporting events in the past years. One moment she would be making the family a home-style meal and the next she would be assisting in the delivery of a newborn calf. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to help out.
Barb was always known to carry a constant smile on her face and go out of her way to help others. Her smile and consideration for others will carry on through her family and friends. Up until her passing, she was always the first to say please, thank you and I Love You. The lives she touched will always be blessed by her kindness and love.
Barb is survived by her husband, Harley of Selby; son, Justin of Selby; daughter, Molly of Beresford; brother, Lou Gerstman of Beresford, his sons Cody Nielson of Brandon and Justin Nielson of Stanley, N.D., and his daughter, Stacy Wofford and family of Lenexa, Kan.; brother, Chad (Jennifer) Gerstman and nieces Abigail, Ella and Sophia of Waldord, Md.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Christine Moser, extended Moser family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and honorary sisters, Colleen Haufschild, Shari Haux, Pam Anderson, Barb Mortimer and Dee Alfson.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lois Gerstman.