Michael D. Moyer

Joe Denoyer - January 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Michael D. Moyer, age 68, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at his home in Ulysses. He was born August 18, 1950, in Garden City, Kansas, the son of Aubrey H. and Irene O. (Hammond) Moyer.

Michael grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1968. He then attended Vo-Tech in Goodland. Michael married Cheryl Mark on August 25, 1970, in Spivey, Kansas. Michael was farming when he was drafted into the United States Army until he was honorably discharged. He then returned to farming with his brother for 14 years and started Moyer Aviation in 1984. Michael enjoyed hunting, shooting, flying, jeeping in Colorado, and riding motorcycles. He served on the Grant County Airport Board, was a member of Shelton Memorial Christian Church, the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, and was a lifetime member of NRA. Michael was a commercial instrument airplane and helicopter pilot, CFII, A&P, IA, and held a Cessna Citation type rating. He was a Ulysses Tiger fan, helped with the local Boy Scouts, and enjoyed spending time with the family dogs. Michael’s biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with his grandkids and attending all their activities.

Michael is survived by his wife, Cheryl of the home; sons, Jeffery Moyer and wife Artrisha of Ulysses, Kevin Moyer and wife Catherine of Ulysses, and Jeremy Moyer and wife Mandy of Iola; brother, James Moyer and wife Mary of Ulysses; six grandchildren, Jazstyn, Jett and Jyntri, Gabriella, Adrianne, and Cole.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be Monday, January 21, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with military rites by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Catherine Hospice or Leave a Legacy Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.