Perry Moyer Obituary - Cowsmo

Perry Moyer Obituary

Everyone here at Cowsmo extends our sympathies to the friends and family of Perry.

Perry Douglas Moyer, 91 of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on April 8, 2024.

He was born to John and Myrtle (Brokmeier) Moyer in Whitewater on March 23, 1933. Perry grew up farming most of his life. He graduated from Whitewater High School in the class of 1950. Perry married Dorothy Kramer on October 25,1958 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  served in the Army from March of 1958 where he served 16 months in Germany.

Perry’s Ayrshire cattle played a large part in his life, leading to many friendships and memories. He was a lifetime member of the National Ayrshire Association. Perry loved to show his Ayrshire cattle almost as much as he loved to watch his children and grandchildren show them at many shows. His cattle won awards at the local, state and national level including World Dairy Expo, Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Perry had many All-American heifers and cows; he was a well-known Ayrshire breeder not only in Wisconsin but all over the U.S. and Canada. In 1999, he received the A.C. “Whitie” Thompson Memorial Award which is presented to the herdsman/showman who exhibits exemplary leadership and sportsmanship throughout the current World Dairy Expo.

On September 8, 2001, the Moy-Ayr Herd Dispersal took place and had an impressive sale average of $3524. At the time of the dispersal, he held the highest selling Ayrshire on public auction at $15,000. In 2004, Perry had the Grand Champion Ayrshire at World Dairy Expo, Moy-Ayr Bonaparte Licorice. In 2007, Perry and Dorothy were honored as the Master Breeders at the Illinois Convention. In 2012, Perry and Dorothy were co-chairs of the National Convention in Wisconsin where breeders came from all over the U.S. and Canada. He served six years on the Wisconsin Ayrshire Board of Directors. Perry’s cattle were twice selected for the Ayrshire breed in Hoard’s Dairyman Judging contest. Perry and Dorothy also attended over 30 National Ayrshire Conventions all the way from Maine to Oklahoma.

Perry was a big fan of watching the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team, and he had a love for polka music. Perry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; children Mary (Tim) Gillette of Whitewater and Pauline (Steve) Schmidt of Delavan; grandchildren Rebecca and Emily Schmidt of Delavan and Katie Gillette of Whitewater. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

Perry is preceded in death by his son, Gary; mother and father John and Myrtle (Brockmeier) Moyer; sisters Jeannette Travis, Beaulah Brotz and Olive Martin; brothers Chester at age 2, Russ, Art, John and Phil Moyer; grandparents and his in-laws Les and Ruth Kramer.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of service.
Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. A gathering at Cravath Lakefront in Whitewater will follow the burial.

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