Robert E. Moore

Robert E. Moore



Robert E. Moore, 86, of Fredericksburg died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Hillcrest Baptist & Brethren Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Todd Yeaton presiding.

Interment was in Apostolic Cemetery, rural Elgin, with Eugene Moore, Kent Moore, Melvin Moore, Kevin Moore, Larry Moore, and Lucas Moore serving as pallbearers. Dale Moore presided at the interment services. Military honors were provided by Elgin American Legion Post #352.

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Robert Eugene Moore was born June 4, 1928, in rural Clayton County, the son of Emil and Esther (Frieden) Moore. Bob attended his early schooling at Marion #9 country school and was a graduate from Elgin High School in 1948.

After graduation, Bob worked as a farm hand in the Elgin area for a couple of years. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Korean War earning many service medals.

Upon arriving home, he earned a job at the Elgin Post Office working as a clerk. Bob introduced himself to Myrna Laue, a new teacher arriving in Elgin and they were married on Aug. 5, 1956, at United Methodist Church in Lime Springs. To this union two children were born.

The couple lived in Elgin where he worked at the Post Office. Bob worked at the Post Office for 40 years spending time in Elgin, Decorah, Lawler, and Fredericksburg. He was very proud to have trained several people that eventually became Postmasters.

Bob had many interests that included golfing, trout fishing, tinkering with about anything, camping, spending time at the Moor Homestead, picnics and traveling. He cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Myrna; one son, Alan (Johnna) Moore of Bettendorf; one daughter, Nancy (David) Zittergruen of Chaska, Minn.; four grandchildren, Siouxzee Moore, Joseph Zittergruen, Rachel Zittergruen, and Evan Moore; two sister-in-laws, Joan Moore, and Elsie Moore, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Leonard, Orville, Herman, Werner, William, Clarence, and Leo in infancy; four sister-in-laws, Bernita, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ramona; two nephews, Lennis Moore, Wilmer Moore; and one great-nephew, Wade Christofferson.

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