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Robert Moore dies at 84

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Robert J. Moore, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, April 17 at the Twin Lakes Nursing Home in Flippin, Ark. He was 84.

He was born January 15, 1923 in Chesterton, the son of Charles and Maude (Sederberg) Moore, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Nov. 23, 1946 in the St. Patrick Church rectory in Chesterton, he married Ethel M. King, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by three children, Karen (Bill) Howell of Bull Shoals, Ark., Robert B. Moore of Monticello, Ind., and James (Teri) Moore of Chesterton; four grandchildren, Kirk Andershock, Derek (Kristin) Matson of Springfield, Mo., Rebecca Moore and Kaitlin Moore of Marion, Ind.; a great-grandson, Hunter Matson; two sisters, Catherine Wolf and Maude Kemp of Chesterton; and one brother, Charles Moore (Gloria) of Chesterton.

He was also preceded in death by four sisters: Jean Francis, Helen Doelling, Winifred Singer and Patricia Anderson.

Bob was a member of St. Patrick Church until his move to Arkansas in 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army field artillery in the Pacific in WWII, a Purple Heart recipient, and a member of the American Legion Post #170 of Chesterton. He retired from U.S. Steel Corporation in Gary in 1983. His hobby was gardening and he was a lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox. In the early 1950s, he played baseball for the Porter Vees.

A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. James Meade officiating, will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Wake service will be Sunday at 6:30 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to The American Heart Association or the charity of ones choice.

 

Posted 4/19/2007