Joseph W. Moore

Joseph W. Moore


Joseph W. Moore

October 31, 1928-August 17, 2019

Joseph W. Moore, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Mike Swanton officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a 7 p.m. vigil service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at St. Isidore Church. Family graveside service will be held at the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Joseph was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, to Ilo and Elizabeth (Yilk) Moore. He grew up in Boone County. Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War from Dec. 6, 1950–Sept.6, 1952. He married Rose (Drawl) Moore on Sept. 23, 1952, in Cedar Rapids. They moved to Columbus where he started the business Central Insulation & Roofing with his partner, John Szelag. He married Rosemary Zuerlein on June 12, 1995. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He had a passion for restoring gas powered engines and was a member of the Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Club.

Joe is survived by wife, Rosemary Moore of Columbus; son, Randy Moore of Columbus; daughter, Linda (Kent) Smith of Columbus; granddaughter, Kristin (Nick) Walters of Goodyear, Arizona; great-grandchildren: Parker and Emilia Walters of Goodyear; granddaughter, Allison (Brennan) Brockhaus of Columbus; grandson, Hunter Smith of Columbus; son, Kevin (Lori) Moore of Columbus; granddaughter, Michelle (Brandon) Paczosa of Columbus; great-grandchildren: Oliver, Noah and Elliot Paczosa of Columbus; granddaughter, Andrea (Brandon) Brudigan of Louisville; great-grandchildren: Breyton and Aleaha Brudigan of Louisville; grandson, Adam Moore and special friend Serena Akeson of Ashland; brother, Francis ‘Fritz' (Judy) Moore of Boulder, Colorado; sister-in-law, Sharron Moore of Belgrade; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Kraft of Bellevue; sister-in-law, Leona Drawl of Cedar Rapids; extended family, nieces, nephews and many friends.

He is preceded in death by parents, Ilo and Elizabeth Moore; first wife, Rose Moore on March 6, 1992; infant son, James Anthony; brothers and sisters-in-law: Anthony James Moore, Paul (Marge) Moore, Carrol (Betty) Moore, and Don Moore; sister, Mary Elizabeth Moore; brother-in-law, Sylvester ‘Pete' Kraft; brother-in-law, Frank Drawl.

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