|Enterprise 15 Sept 2006|
Michael L. Moore, 44
Michael L. Moore, 44, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, died unexpectedly Sept. 1, 2006, in Walden, Colo., while on a hunting trip.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Bluff’s Area Family Center, 903 Topaz Drive, Sergeant Bluff. Interment was in the Blair Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Iowa Air Guard, 185th Refueling Wing of Sioux City.
Michael Lee Moore was born Sept. 2, 1961, in Omaha to Michael D. and Rosemary (Spiker) Moore. He was a 1979 graduate of Blair High School.
On March 15, 1980, he enlisted in the Air National Guard. When he returned from Air Force basic training, he began working at the Washington County Road Department.
On April 24, 1982, he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Smith, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair. In 1990, the family moved to Sergeant Bluff, where Mr. Moore was working full time with the Air National Guard and was stationed with the 185th Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa.
He was a member of the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church and the George Nelson American Legion Post No. 662.
Mr. Moore is remembered as an avid outdoorsman. He took great pride in his yard and garden, and canned much of the produce of the garden with his family’s help. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football.
He not only enjoyed watching his children grow, but was also active as a coach for area sporting events. His leadership and involvement in youth activities will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, Dylan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jayme, of Sergeant Bluff, and Jaclyn and Aaron Barge of Sloan; father and stepmother, Mick and Sherry Moore of Elkhorn, mother and stepfather, Rosie and Jack Hatcher of Blair; brothers, Bryan and Chad Moore, both of Blair, and Billy and Gerrad Moore, both of Elkhorn, and Chad Hatcher; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Angie and Tim Alberico of Blair, and Deana More of Valley; father-in-law, Roland Smith Jr. of Blair; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Ken and Dawn Smith of Bloomfield and Jeff and Cindy Smith of Blair; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marjory Smith; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
From Funeral Folder
A Celebration for the Life of Michael L. Moore
Born Saturday, September 2, 1961 Omaha, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest Friday, September 1, 2006 Walden, Colorado
Prayer Service 7:00 P.M> Tuesday – September 5, 2006
Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church 203 Port Neal Road, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. Wednesday – September 6, 2006
Bluff’s Area Family Center 903 Topaz Drive Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Officiant Reverend Timothy Schiller
Music: Organist: Mary Ruble “Old Rugged Cross” – “How Great Thou Art” Soloist: Ken Smith “On Eagles Wings”
Honorary Pallbearers: Terry Fey; Mark Wankum; Ralph Surber, Jr.; Al Mast; Tom Moore; Bryan Moore; Dale Durant
Pallbearers: Bob Smith; Jarred Smith; Tim Alberico; Mike Wakefield; Aaron Barge; Jeremy Moore
Military Graveside Services 185th Refueling Wing Sioux City, Iowa
Final Resting Place Blair Cemetery – Blair, Nebraska
Waterbury Funeral Service Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Poem “I’m Free”
Michael L. Moore
(Photos from age 1 thru 2006)
Michael Lee Moore was born September 2, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Michael D. & Rosemary (Spiker) Moore.
Mike was a 1979 graduate of Blair High School. On March 15, 1980, he enlisted in the Air National Guard.
When Mike returned from the Air Force basic training he began working at the Washington County Road Department.
On April 24, 1982, he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Smith at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair. In 1990, Mike and his family moved to Sergeant Bluff as he was now working full time with the Air National Guard, and was stationed with the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City. Mike was a member of the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church and the George Nelson American Legion Post 662.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He took great pride in his yard and garden, and canned much of the produce of the garden with his family’s help. He enjoyed camping, hunting and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football. It was just last Thursday morning when he left on what would have been his fall hunting trip.
Mike is survived by his wife Shirley; one son Dylan; two daughters, Jayme of Sergeant Bluff, and Jaclyn and her husband Aaron Barge of Sloan; his father Mick Moore and his wife Sherry of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and mother Rosie and her husband Jack Hatcher of Blair, Nebraska; four brothers, Bryan Moore of Blair, Bill Moore of Elkhorn, Gerrad Moore of Elkhorn and Chad Hatcher of Blair; two sisters, Angie and her husband Tim Albeico of Blair and Deana Moore of Valley, Nebraska; his father-in-law, Roland Smith, Jr. of Blair, two brothers-in-law, Ken Smith and his wife Dawn of Bloomfield, Nebraska and Jeff Smith and his wife Cindy Smith of Blair. Mike was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Marjory Smith, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
We wish to express our gratitude for your kind thoughts and prayers. You are invited to the American Legion Hall for refreshments and a time of fellowship immediately following the service. The Family of Michael Moore.
Note: There was also an obituary in the Omaha World Herald. It had the same information as above except it had Waterbury Funeral Service, Inc. Sergeant Bluff, IA (712) 943-7100 on it.
Note: Buried in Blair Cemetery in Blk 111 Lot 16 Gr 2; Find a Grave # 117331496.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~