John A. Moore, 100 of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Marian Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and then 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery with military rites presented by the VFW Post 1856. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at the funeral home.
John is survived by his children, John Jr. (Michelle) of Cordes Lake, AZ; Douglas (Charlotte) of Wichita, KS; Patrick (Sharon) of Fort Dodge; Kathy Sparks (And her late husband, Michael) of Urbandale; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mae (Todd) Moore; wife, Edna; brothers, Tom and Robert.
John "Andy" Moore was born February 18, 1919 in Fort Dodge. John was raised in Fort Dodge and graduated from FDSH in 1937. He owned and operated a 7 Up Distributor in Spencer after graduation. He was first enlisted in the National Guard before joining the Navy in 1942 and served during WWII for 45 months until his honorable discharge.
He then was united in marriage to Edna Jensen at Corpus Christi Church on February 21, 1947. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. John first was employed with the Fort Dodge Dental Labs before owning and operating Uncle John's Grocery Store for ten years. In 1959, Andy became a partner in Sorensen and Moore Reality, which he operated until retiring in 1986. He was a member of the American Legion and Holy Trinity Parish.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
John was a great man and I will miss him dearly! He was always so kind and generous. I will miss his smile most of all.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY! I WENT TO SEE JOHN ABOUT 10 DAYS BEFORE HE PASSED.
HE STILL REMEMBERED DICK, AND I AM GLAD I GOT TO VISIT FOR A FEW MINUTES. HE WAS
ALWAYS A REAL FRIEND TO DICK AND I. GOD BLESS! BEA HILKEN
John, condolences on the passing of your father. reading his obituary was very interesting! a 7 up distributor was something I did not know. in the 40s and 50s 7up gave coke a run for their money
John was a great neighbor.He and my mother would exchange magazines which they both loved to read. It was always fun to visit with him. Prayers to the family
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