Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for the loss of John. Listening to the service on WBEV radio was a tearful and beautiful way to celebrate his life ... John would have been so proud!
God bless you and your entire family.

Posted by Paul & Roxanne Konrath    January 23, 2021

Sue our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. John was one of my best friends. He will be missed.

Posted by Jerry and Kathy Schellinger - Allenton, WI - Friend   January 22, 2021

I'd like to extend my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of John and to Thank you for sharing the beautiful church service with all of us today. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. The community has loss a wonderful, caring person, who will be deeply missed.

Posted by lisa hopper - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 22, 2021

Ronie and I express our deepest sympathy to you at this time. We will miss John and the joy he brought to all of us.

Posted by Paul Moser - New Glarus, WI - Family   January 22, 2021


I only know John through the stories from his wonderful daughter Chelsea, who I have been blessed to work with the past six years. My thoughts and prayers are with Chelsea and all of John's family and friends.

Posted by Mary Goldy - Maple Grove, MN   January 22, 2021

John Moser played a major role in my life and is someone I will never forget. Without him, I would not have had a career in radio; from him taking a chance and hiring me as a part-time announcer with zero experience to, ultimately, news director. Along the way, John and I would occasionally bump heads, but I am grateful for all that I learned from him because of his dedication to professionalism and local news. One of my fondest memories was when John and I took the day to travel to a record store in Milwaukee to stock up on records for a new oldies show. I learned a lot that day about John, his growing up in Allenton, and his family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by Steve and Paula Sabatke - Sun Prairie, WI - Friend   January 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy to John's family! He will be very missed by so many of us whose lives he touched.

Posted by Bev Beal-Loeck - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 22, 2021

My condolences to John's family and many friends. I have so many fond memories of John when we worked together at WBEV WXRO in the 1970's.

Posted by Kathy Jensen    January 22, 2021

John hired me right after high school. It was like a dream to work in an official radio station and with people I grew up listening to on the radio. I am so grateful and I would not be where I am today without that opportunity.
John was an intelligent guy, who knew how to balance leadership, friendship, and be a great mentor. I am happy to have kept in touch with him since we first met.
God must have been listening to John's retirement broadcast and decided he needs a good man like John.
What a great guy who did so much for so many. Radio will miss him. I will miss him. So many memories. My sincere condolences to John's immediate and radio families. Rest in peace, John.

Posted by Jim Hermanson    January 21, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of John Moser.

Posted by Tony and Mary Feucht - Allenton, WI - Friend   January 21, 2021

I'm so sorry, for your loss. John, was a mentor, & a friend to me. Every time I saw John out in the public, or even at an event, he always had a "Hi Big Jer", for me. My wife & I appreciate that John & Sue were at our wedding in Sheboygan, and were extremely upset when we heard about his passing. He will be greatly missed by all in the community, but especially by those he knew him well.

Posted by Jerry Nitzh    January 21, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to the Family. Rest in peace JOHN- you were such a great person remembered for all your hard work, friendly personality and never forget that canoe contest we were in and the great work at the Fair!

Posted by Mary Jane Fabisch Fabisch - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 20, 2021

John will be missed by so many. Our Condolences go out to the Family. John was always so kind when he would see my dad at Gilmore's Piggly Wiggly.

Posted by Leah Gilmore - BEAVER DAM, WI - Family Friend   January 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the family. No words can take your grief away, but memories of your loved one will live on in your hearts forever. Bob worked on brat fry's and interacted with John at times. Great person.

Posted by Bob & Brenda Meyer - Beaver Dam, WI - Acquaintance   January 19, 2021

Always enjoyed his broadcast on the radio when we lived in Bvr Dam,
and more so when Bill got into it also.
He is resting in peace, I am sure.

Posted by Dick & Jane Fetzik    January 19, 2021

My condolences to the family, John was an absolute treasure to our community and will be missed.

Posted by Franklin Schmitt - Beaver Dam, WI - Acquaintance   January 19, 2021

I was fortunate to first meet John through Bill McCollum who handled my parents business account when I was about 13-14 years old. He always took time to talk to this kid who looked at John and Bill as local hero's and honestly some 48 years later.....they still are and always will be. John was a friend, a pillar of our community and just a wonderful human being. God Speed my friend.

Posted by Brad Weber - BEAVER DAM, WI - Friend   January 18, 2021


Posted by PAT PARKER - BD, WI - Acquaintance   January 18, 2021

John will be greatly missed. He was a great ambassador for the community. Deepest Sympathy. Mary Vogl-Rauscher

Posted by Mary Vogl-Rauscher - BEAVER DAM, WI - Friend   January 18, 2021

John was a great friend and classmate, had many laughs with him after we left Allenton and moved to Fox Lake. Will miss him. When people heard we were from Allenton they always said"Do you John Moser? I would answer i went to school with him and they were impressed!!. Judy & Ken Wolf, Fox Lake

Posted by Judy Wolf - Fox Lake, WI - Family Friend   January 18, 2021


I never had the pleasure of meeting John, but I can tell how wonderful he must have been just by knowing his amazing daughter Chelsea. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. I wish you peace and comfort.

Posted by Michael Lariosa - Lancaster, PA - Coworker   January 18, 2021

The man responsible for getting me into radio was named John Moser. He interviewed me, as a 4-Her at the County Fair and asked if I ever thought about doing radio as a career? He said he thought I had potential, but there was lots to learn including programming a computer for a sister automated station.

I trained for several months and then DJed for four years at WBEV/WXRO in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. John was my boss.

Last week I texted John congratulating him
on his retirement. He sent a very nice text in return. Sadly, this week he died. The world will miss this radio legend.

Posted by Bambi Butzlaff Voss - Nashotah, WI - Coworker   January 17, 2021

I was on the debate team with John at UW-Whitewater and we always enjoyed his antics. We both ended up going into broadcasting, me in Milwaukee and John in Beaver Dam. We kept in touch infrequently but it was always a delight to relive old times and discuss the state of broadcasting. He always said he preferred
being a big fish in a little pond - and he sure lived up to that! My condolences to his family and to the community he served so well. Lori Wucherer, South Milwaukee, WI

Posted by Lori Wucherer Wucherer - SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI - Friend   January 17, 2021

I just learned of John's passing from a mutual friend. Every time I saw John, he was always smiling and took time to talk and share stories of hunting and target shooting. I feel blessed to have known him and know he is resting in the presence of God's greatness.

Posted by Tom Koch - Juneau, WI - Friend   January 17, 2021

My deepest condolences to John's family. Cousin John played chicken fights with us much younger cousins and was a sensitive man. We all will miss him.

Posted by Linda Stumpf - Cedarburg, WI - Family   January 17, 2021

John was the Alter Boy at our wedding, on his birthday in 1961. Our Sympathies to his Wife and Familyl He remembered us whenever we met, over the years. God Bless!

Posted by Ralph & Pat Martin - West Bend, WI - Friend   January 17, 2021

The Family of John Ben Burmania and I are sorry to here about John's Passing You all have our Sympathy Ben and I will miss John very much Ben and I will miss John's Wonderful Personality and Beautiful Sense Of Humor

Posted by Connie Beese - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 17, 2021

John and I worked together for over 30 years as my store, Piggly Wiggly did a lot of advertising on the two radio stations. When we joined up with six other Piggly Wigglys to do radio advertising John was our contact person, in fact he named our group the magnificent seven, plus he did all of the commercials himself.
He was the perfect person for the job, always upbeat, always courteous, always willing to go the extra mile for us and all of his clients.I will remember him as one of the best that I have worked with in my fifty years as a store owner.
Jerry Mountin
Mountin's Piggly Wiggly

Posted by Jerry Mountin - Oconomowoc, WI - Friend   January 17, 2021

My sympathy to John's family! One of the best at Wxro/wbev.

Posted by Brenda Marshall - Waupun, WI - Acquaintance   January 16, 2021