MORRIS - Werner M.F Moennich, 80, of Morris, passed away within the warmth of his own home on Aug. 30, 2017.
Werner was born on Nov. 26, 1936. in Munster, Germany to the late Heinz Bruno Wolfgang Mönnich and Luise Charlotta Pier.
On July, 26 1969, Werner married his life companion, the former Doris Nelson, in Richmondville.
After settling in Morris in 1971, Werner and Doris worked hand-in-hand in the operation of their dairy farm that was known as Seefeld Farm. Being a farmer was not only a career and passion for Werner, but a way of life. It was a way of life that he wouldn't change if he had the choice again. As the years went on Werner became especially fond of the Belted Galloway variety of cow and he began to breed them and show them at local county fairs. Werner Moennich was a member of the Belted Galloway Society, American Quarter Horse Association and past member of the Registered Holstein Association.
Werner is survived by his loving wife, Doris Moennich; daughter, Kimberly (Christopher) Garrett; grandson, Marques Garrett; granddaughter, Nya Garrett; several nieces, nephews; and very special friend, Gunter Gaus and his family.
At Werner's request, funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of his family.
Memorial contributions in memory of Werner can be made to Gilbertsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 72, Gilbertsville, NY 13776 or Gilbertsville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 181, Gilbertsville, NY 13776.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Online condolences to his family may be offered by visiting www.JohnstonFH.com.
Published on September 1, 2017