Obit: Moore, George B. (1920 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Moore, Reeder, Thompson, Adkins, Seabold, Hamelink

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 11, 2009

Moore, George B. (26 October 1920 - 8 February 2009) With Flag


George B. Moore, 88, of King, formerly of Neillsville, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

He was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Bloomington, IL, the son of Charles and Sylvia (Reeder) Moore. He married Lois Yvonne Thompson of Lexington, IL, Dec. 30, 1944, in Normal, IL.

George had served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He was a member of the Christian Church in Normal, IL. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees in education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He taught at all grade levels, specializing in vocational education. George raised miniature horses and received national recognition in the show ring. He and his miniature horses were also featured on national television. His miniature horse farm and petting zoo in Neillsville was called Grandpa’s Playpen.

George is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Patricia (Joseph) Adkins of Westfield; son, Douglas (Linda) Moore of Owatonna, MN; and son-in-law, Terry Seabold of Byron, IL, 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Mildred) Moore of Aniwa.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Seabold; his parents; and a brother, Charles Moore.

A memorial service will be held at the Main Chapel of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. with Chaplain Tracy Hamelink officiating. Interment will be in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at King. A visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Main Chapel in King. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Cancer Society in memory of George B. Moore.

The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

Following is a letter from George while in services written 3/30/1942 from Ft. Pike, La.

Dear Mom and Bro

I just got in from being on duty 96 hrs.  I got about 10 hurs sleep during that time.  I'm supposed to work 24 hours then off 24 hours, but the captain of the boat wanted me to go along so he'd have someone to handle in case he got sick.

I'm on patrol duty in the lower waters of Louisiana.  We check all boats coming through the draw bridge for aliens and also check for proper Coast Identification cards.  I'm on the Pearl River Bridge.  This river is the State line between La. and Miss. We haven't had any trouble here as of yet.  We thought we would for awhile, but it turned out to be coon hunters.

I'm leaving my boats and water now I've done a little nite wheel work.  When you get out there with nothing but water it's fairly hard to find where your're going unless you know your Bouys and light houses.  It's all chart work at night.

Hope you are all feeling good up there.  I'm in perfect shape except for a few mosquito bits.  Write soon.

Your son,

George Moore



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