VeteranDon Moose

Don MooseDon D. Moose, 71, of Astoria died at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2004, at his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1932, in Astoria, a son of Glenn Dayle and Mildred Belle Baldry Moose. He married Virginia Sue Bader on Feb. 14, 1958, in Astoria. She died Dec. 1, 1995.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Carl.

Surviving are two daughters, Melanie (and Gilbert) Gutierrez of Wolfforth, Texas, and Pam Klinebough of Astoria; four brothers, John (and Linda) and Ted, both of Astoria, Gary (and Judy) of Urbana, Ohio, and James (and Janet) of Colona; and one grandson.

A member of Astoria American Legion Post 25, he was an Army veteran, serving with Battery D of the 48th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion from 1953 to 1955.

He was a machinist at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria and at Peabody Mines in Rushville. He also owned and operated Don's Repair Shop in Astoria until his death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, where visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Clifford Parry will officiate. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by his American Legion post.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/28/2004

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