My name is Philip Moser, father of Brittany Moser. I was born in Angola, Indiana, on December 14, 1956. Angola is the county seat of Steuben County, Indiana and is located in the very north-eastern corner of the state. The county is known for its many lakes and is the home of Trine University. I have lived in Steuben County all of my life.
I was the youngest of four brothers, and all three of my older brothers died relatively young—the Moser family has experienced considerable tragedy. My father was a farmer, and I grew up helping on the farm. After graduating from Angola High School, I began working in different parts of the grocery business; and I still work there.
In 1978, I married my life’s companion, Marilyn Jeanne Wells, and we have had two amazing daughters. The first was Marilyn Camille Moser. She was born in 1980; and we have always referred to her by her middle name, Camille. Camille married James “Mike” Schiffli in 2003; and they have two young sons, Mason and Tyson.
Our second daughter, Brittany Jeanne Moser, was born on July 27, 1984, and died unexpectedly on February 17, 2017, at the age of 32. Brittany and I formed a special bond early, but little did I realize how our lives would intertwine and how she would shape my later years. As our story unfolds, hopefully, the reader will understand how Brittany expanded my horizons and enriched all of those she encountered.
I wrote this book to tell our story, of how Brittany’s short life truly made a difference to me and many others.