ELLINWOOD — Brett Michael Moeder, 30, died Nov. 21, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. He was born March 11, 1987, at Great Bend the son of Michael J. and Kala J. Moran Moeder. He was a lifetime Ellinwood resident and worked as a diesel mechanic and farm hand for Clint Hammeke Farms. He served as a volunteer on the Ellinwood Fire Department. Brett graduated from Ellinwood High School with the class of 2005. He then received his Diesel Mechanic Degree from Salina Area Vo Tech.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1187, 4th Degree Coronado Assembly, Ellinwood Fire Department and Sons of the American Legion, all of Ellinwood.
He is survived by his parents, Mike and Kala Moeder of Ellinwood; sister, Candice and Brandon Lawellin of Great Bend; grandmother, Dorothy Moeder of Ellinwood; niece Ella Lawellin; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and his four legged hunting companion Diesel. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Leonard Moeder, Jack and Dottie Moran.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellinwood with Father Terrance Klein officiating. Burial will take place at the Lakin Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on today at St. Joseph Church with Parish Vigil and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Ellinwood Fire Department and EMS in care of Birzer Funeral Home of Lyons.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home**
214 West Ave. South
Lyons, Ks. 67554
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 26, 2017