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Manny Moser
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Holton, KS

Manny Hector Moser, M.D., 87, of Holton, KS, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was born November 27, 1934 in Horton, KS, the son of Dr. Roy Hector and Ada Merle (Cozad) Moser.

Manny graduated from Holton High School in 1952 and earned 29 track medals. He attended one year at Independence Junior College from 1952 – 1953 he earned a National NCAA Track medal in the mile relay. From 1953 – 1956, he attended Washburn University, graduating with an AB (Bachelor of Art) Degree. Manny attended Kansas University School of Medicine from 1956 – 1960, graduating with a MD (Doctor of Medicine Degree) and a life-time honorary academic membership to Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He served one year internship in surgery and three years of general surgery from 1960 – 1964 at Kansas University Medical Center. Manny also spent 2 years, 1964 – 1966, of plastic surgery residency at Missouri University Medical School in Kansas City, MO. In 1966, he volunteered to join the United States Army as Head of Plastic Surgery at Valley Forge General Hospital.

Manny was in private practice, Proserpi-Moser Plastic Surgery Clinic, from 1968 – 1993 in Reading, PA. After retiring, for four years he worked part-time as a consultant and expert witness in legal proceedings and Workman Comp case. He taught Human Anatomy at Highland Community College in the fall of 1997. Manny established multiple scholarships for nurses and medical students, including: Cynthia T. Dempsey/Moser at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA and Roy H. Moser, M.D. and Manny Moser, M.D. Scholarship for medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He wrote many medical - surgery papers, total of 9 from 1960 – 1986, they were printed in the National Journals. He has also presented 2 of his papers at the international plastic surgery meeting in Rome, Italy.

 He was a life-time member of Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Association for Hand Surgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Medical Society, Robert H. Ivy Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Kansas Medical Society, New Jersey Medical Society, Berks County Medical Society and The New York Academy of Sciences.

 Manny was known for the largest private library of Albert Einstein. He not only displayed his treasured items for many years, he also chose to donate multiple items for others to enjoy.

 He also owned and managed many farms on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation until the 1980’s.

 In 1997, Manny moved to Holton to be close to his family.

 He married Martha Jane Harrison in 1954; they later divorced.

 Survivors include his daughter, Marda Jane Drobek (Carl) of Holton, KS and Mathew Hector Moser (Stephanie) of Mayetta, KS; sister, Carol Miller (Chris) of Holton, KS; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ada Moser and a sister, Lanora “Helen” Proctor

Private Family Graveside will be at the Holton Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.


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