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Merlin Darrell Moore
August 31, 1933 – September 13, 2017

Merlin Darrell Moore, 84, Anamosa, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Merlin was born on August 31, 1933, to Alfred and Katherine (Hinrichs) Moore in Fulton. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Conner on February 9, 1952. She passed away in 2015.
Merlin and Carolyn had six children; Kent (Becky) Moore, Karla (Tanner) Sauer, Kim Moore (predeceased), Kyle (Donna Wenndt) Moore, Kandis (Jon) Alderdyce, and Kip (Tami) Moore. They had fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Merlin attended school in Wyoming, Hale and graduated from Olin in 1951. He worked at Clinton Engine. He then started farming in 1955 in the Monticello and Castle Grove area. In 1967, he purchased a farm and moved to the Anamosa area of Cass Township, where he was currently residing.
In 1979, he was elected to the Jones County Board of Supervisors; he held that position for twenty-six year. He worked for Conmey Real Estate, Anamosa, for twelve years then opened Merlin Moore Realty, which he operated for eighteen years.
Merlin also managed Kents Kountry Kombo for seven years, a band formed by his children, Kent and Karla.
Merlin and Carolyn loved traveling to the dances on Saturday nights to listen to his children and their band.
Merlin loved to travel to Branson, Missouri with family to hear Daniel O’Donnell. He loved his farm, couldn’t get away from his little piece of earth. He loved his grandchildren, handout out M&Ms to all of them when they visited, even telling them about the alligator in his pond and telling his hunting stories.
Merlin is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, son Kim; parents; four brothers and three sisters.
Merlin leaves behind a loving family who will never be able to replace his loving grace.
Celebration of life will be Wednesday, September 20, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Community Center, Anamosa. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, September 21, 2017

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