In memory of

Jeffrey Martin Moseman

Jul 25, 1957
Dec 29, 2022


Jeffrey Martin Moseman was born on July 25, 1957, in Salina, Kansas to Eugene and Mary Lou Moseman.  He passed away on December 29, 2022, due to complications from a stroke.  He is survived by his daughter, Grace Gilder (Ivan) and two sisters, Rebecca Knieling (David) and Jennifer Bess (Paul) as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Jeff attended Lebanon public schools graduating from Lebanon Union High School in 1975.  He attended Western Oregon State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1983. He began his teaching career at Canby High School and taught History.  Throughout his career he could be found on the sidelines coaching football, wrestling and baseball.  He had a passion for coaching and loved being involved with sports and the young athletes that he positively influenced on and off the field.

Jeff was an avid sports fan.  He was an accomplished three-sport athlete throughout his school years.  His great love was baseball starting early on with a fascination of the New York Yankees.  He made a baseball diamond in the backyard of his childhood home and spent endless hours playing the game with his sisters and neighborhood kids.  Jeff kept stats of MLB players, played fantasy baseball, and traded cards.  Summers were busy coaching little league and umpiring.  He volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and the Lebanon Mat Club.  He was a referee for the Pop Warner football league.  He enjoyed swing dancing.  He loved any kind of competitive game – sports, board games, cards.  He was a big Beaver fan, loved to golf, lived for March Madness and he especially loved the Dodgers.

Jeff was a quiet, kindhearted soul and honest to a fault. He marched to the beat of his own drum.  He had a quick smile and an easy laugh.  He had a strong Christian faith.  He fought the good fight and finished the race keeping his faith while making the long, sometimes difficult journey through this life to his heavenly home.

A celebration of life will be held February 18, at 2 pm at the First United Methodist Church,  located at 1890 2nd Street in Lebanon.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Rawb says:

    As Jeff and I spent many hours growing up weekly playing the game of chess,1 game would would be finalized and in the very next breath a new competition began. I do remember the stats and near stories end will share. Worthy.
    We grew up a few houses apart in high school so it was a 21 second walk either way,held held high in victory or straight away with brand new strategies forming.
    Later in life Jeff would visit My house and the game was just as fierce and again later stages yet 30's,40's We would gather at 1 of My younger brothers house for the holidays and once again, yes,it was Game On.
    So 1 pre-Christmas gathering I was wondering what the ideal,most strategic game I could play was and after considerable thought which I didn't spend much time juggling I HAD IT ! if I could get all the way down to My King Jeff would win with that in mind as long as Jeff had 1 other piece with his King, and before I left to go attempt said "The Game" I wrote a Christmas card explaining hos win and put it in the Christmas tree and then We sat,he's screwed down tight not to let even a small strategy thought escape.
    As the game advanced and Jeff had a slight advantage a never before seen look of surprise during Our lifetime of games had made its way to Mr Jeff's face and funnier yet moreso Mine with him thinking that I thought I still had the game in control but that ball was in Jeff's mitt now and it made My heart happy.
    Well, I did get down to My King and Jeff's King and He had a pawn as well and My King was laid to rest and Jeff's very 1st victory in a lifetime of competitive chess between 2 friends. I then let the victory settle in a bit and asked if He had opened his card of course I could see he hadn't so he did and it simply said Merry Jeff My friend You are the recipient of My very best strategic chess game ever Mr King+1. He had a hard time with that forever, and it was Our last game although We talked of games to come that the pieces never marched battled again, and as Our last game,Jeff is with his King.
    I will remember You My Friend.

  2. Brother Erik says:

    Dear Moseman family,
    My deepest condolences to your family and friends during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort in the reassuring words at Psalm 94:19 "When anxiety overwhelmed me, you comforted and soothed me." Our prayers and kind thoughts are with your friends and family as an extension of God's love, especially during trials. The scriptures have brought us comfort when experiencing loss and has given us hope through God's plan for those who've passed from our lives. For comfort from the Bible please visit

  3. Tim Newell says:

    I am so honored to have known and competed against Jeff and the impact he had on me but others that he crossed paths with in his life. I have known him over half a century and never heard a bad word from him or about him. To me that is living a life to a great cause! RIP my friend Jeff, see you soon

  4. Toni Walker says:

    Becky, I love this beautiful tribute and that Jeff had you for a Sister. What a blessed union you share for all eternity. ❤️

  5. Sharon Zucker says:

    Jennifer, I am so sorry for the passing on of your brother. He’s in his heavenly home. Find comfort in that. Love,

  6. Patti Woods says:

    Becky I am so sorry for your loss. You were an amazing support to Jeff when he needed it most.

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