Leo Clark Moses, 98, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. He lived the last three years outside of Brule, Neb., being lovingly cared for by nephew, Denny and Cheryl Thompson. Leo was born on July 18, 1919, to Leroy and Millie Moses in Carter. He spent his early years in Carter and Witten, where he attended school and worked on his father’s farm.
He was a WWII veteran, serving from May 1945 to October 1946. After an honorable discharge, Leo returned home and married Evelyn Margaret Thompson on July 1, 1950, in Gordon, Neb. They returned to Witten and he worked on the family farm until moving to Philip where he operated a dairy farm.
After moving to Hot Springs in 1955, Leo did custom haying and later worked at the State Veterans Home. He then went to work for the Standard Oil Company and continued to be involved with selling propane and repairing furnaces for many, many years. He operated Leo’s LP Service for over 25 years and filled his last 20-pound propane tank at the age of 90.
He was a loving husband, brother, and uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Leo enjoyed family gatherings and visiting with friends. He was a kind, hard-working, happy man who was loved and respected by relatives and friends alike. He will be dearly missed.
Leo always thought of his sister Eileen’s family as the children he never had. He is survived by sisters, Ava Aeschbacher and Carol McCroan of Texas; nephews, Denny (Cheryl) Thompson of Brule, Neb.; Mike (Mary Kay) Thompson of Hot Springs; niece, Sandy Thompson Gordon of Hot Springs; nieces-in-law, Vicki Thompson of Buffalo Gap; Cauline Thompson of Hot Springs; great-nephew, Matt (Jeannie) Thompson of Highmore; great-nieces, Kim (Tim) McNemar of Buffalo Gap; Vickie (Monte) Olson of Charlotte, NC; Natalie(Shawn) Morgan of Oral; Tara (Steve) Storm of Spearfish; Niki (Wally) Campbell of Grand Forks, ND; Megan Thompson of Greeley, Colo.; Jaime Gordon of Hot Springs; and 10 great-great nieces/nephews. He is also survived by numerous Moses and Thompson nephews, nieces, and their families, whom Leo loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; his parents; a sister, Eileen Moses Thompson Weisenberger; brothers, Howard and Gay; sister-in-law, Ann; and nephews, Tommy Thompson and Gary Thompson.
Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018. A Celebration of Leo’s life will be held at Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral home in Hot Springs 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. A noon lunch will be held prior to the service at the American Legion Hall. Family and friends are invited to attend. Memorial gifts will be donated to the American Legion, Battle Mt. Post 71, of Hot Springs.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home, Hot Springs.