BLUE EARTH - Robert "Bob" Moore, age 68, of Blue Earth died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Jon Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Visiting hours will be 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service and one hour prior to services at the church.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com
He was born July 15, 1944, in Blue Earth, the son of Donald and Mildred (Paul) Moore. He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1963 and attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Bob and wife Carol (Murphy) were high school sweethearts and partners in marriage for over 48 years.
Bob was employed by the Faribault, Blue Earth and Martin County Soil and Water Conservation Services where he designed and implemented drainage systems. After his government employment, he worked in tile sales and surveying for Elmore concrete. In 1973, he purchased the drainage business from Joseph Teubner of Winnebago. It became Bob Moore Drainage & Excavating, where he was able to pursue his love of agriculture, land and working outdoors. He was highly respected for his knowledge of tiling and drainage. He truly enjoyed his work; his customers, his employees, and working with his son, Jeff. He was a great problem-solver, highly respected for his integrity and work ethic.
Bob liked to read, coffee with the "guys" and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His patient, kind, soft-spoken strength will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Julie (Mark) Ono of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son Jeffrey (Brenda) Moore of Blue Earth, Minn.; and five grandchildren: Molly Ono, Alex Ono, Ellaina Moore, Myles Moore and Chelsea Johnson. He is also survived by six siblings: Mary (Lawrence) Demeules of Maple Grove, Minn., Paul (Vicki) Moore of Richmond, Va., Father Jon Moore of Austin, Minn., Mark (Judy) Moore of Blue Earth, Minn., Monica (Dan) Danks of Fairmont, Minn., and Brian (Alexis) Moore of Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sibling, William; and his mother and father-in-law, Raymond and Carmel Murphy.