Daniel J Moore. Jr. – Post Bulletin

Daniel J. Moore, Jr., aged 96, of Rochester, MN, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at The Homestead of Rochester, MN.

Dan was born on March 21, 1926 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Daniel Joseph Moore and Elsie (Wolfe) Moore. Dan enlisted in the Army Air Corps when he graduated from high school in 1944. He was a radio operator and gunner during World War II and then stationed in Japan after the war ended. Dan married Nadene (Sunny) Booth on July 10, 1948 in Tenstrike, MN. He graduated from Bemidji State Teachers College in 1950. They moved to Rochester with their young family and Dan began his career at Rochester Public Schools that same year. While working as an English and social studies teacher at Central Junior High, Dan continued his education, earning both a master’s degree and an Ed. Specialized degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He was a careers counselor at John Marshall High School for many years and was Mayo High School’s first director of careers counseling until his retirement in 1986.

Dan had many interests outside of work. He researched his family tree and wrote a memoir giving an insight into his life and lineage. Dan was an avid reader. He was a self-taught woodworker who made many pieces of furniture that are still loved by his family, undertook a number of home improvement projects at their cabin on Woman Lake where he fished, and entertained family and guests for 25 years. Dan was an avid sports fan and cheered on the Mayo Spartans, MN Gophers, Twins and Vikings. Dan and Sunny looked forward to watching the NCAA March Madness every year. He was active in Kiwanis, The Quarterback Club and First Presbyterian Church

Dan is survived by four children, Nan Moore of Minneapolis, MN, Daniel (Brigid) Moore of Galena, OH, Katherine Moore of Minneapolis, MN, Thomas (Shari) Moore of Rochester, MN; two grandchildren, Matthew and Michael (Charlie) Moore; four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Bryson, Shyla and Audrey Moore. His parents preceded him in death; his wife Sunny Moore; and two sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Drysdale and Ann Moore Flowers.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the Moore family is asking that memorial gifts be sent to the Kiwanis Club in Rochester, MN. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Moore family; To share a special keepsake or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.


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