Daniel D. Moore

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Daniel (Dan) Delane Moore, age 67, passed away at his home in Vanderbilt, MI, on November 13, 2020.

He was born in Muskegon, MI, on May 29, 1953 to Kenneth E. and Betty A. (Forman) Moore. As a child, Dan and his family moved to Vanderbilt, where he graduated from Vanderbilt Area Schools

In 1975, Dan married Elizabeth Ann (Rochester) Moore and together they had 4 children, Jessica, Mary, Daniel, and Stephanie.

Dan was a respected scout master for the Boy Scouts of America. He was very proud of his long history of working with special needs children and partnering with the Special Olympics. Dan worked with adult foster care for many years and very much enjoyed all the work he did and relationships he made.

He was a well-known hunter, trapper, and coon dog trainer. Dan loved camping and all the outdoor activities Northern Michigan has to offer, especially mushroom picking, sightseeing, etc.

Dan was a devout Christian and for years he and his family raised spirits in the local nursing home by singing Christian and gospel music for the residents.

He had an amazing sense of humor and loved to see people laugh. Dan would make up silly songs and sing them loud and proud and would play songs such as Home-Grown Tomatoes. He was a practical joker. But most of all, Dan was a simple man who enjoyed time spent with his family more than anything.

Dan is survived by his children, Jessica (Dan Stocker) Moore, Mary (Mark) Vantol, Daniel E. (Christina) Moore, and Stephanie (John) Moore; grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Elizabeth, Adrianna, Hanna Jo, Daniel R., Kelseyana, and Howard; great-grandchildren, Kennady and Jaxson; and Jake and Jeff, children of his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Betty; and his loving wife, Elizabeth.

Due to COVID-19 protocol, the family will be having a private service at the Nelson Funeral Home on November 20, 2020, which will be live-streamed on the Nelson Funeral Home Facebook Page starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be a procession, open to the public, from the Nelson Funeral Home to Evergreen Hill Cemetery, in Vanderbilt. Please be at the Nelson Funeral Home by 1:30 to join us.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, Mi. 49734.

11 comments on “Daniel D. Moore”

  1. Charissa Matewicz

    Time may get away from us and we don’t see the ones we love and care deeply about. I have always and will always have Dan in my heart, he was so selfless and loving even when he tried to be tough… His passing came as a complete shock to me and I want to extend my and my family’s condolences… Please take comfort knowing he will always be right by your side in spirit… Love and Comforting hugs to you all ❤

  2. My heart is with you❤ you will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family as they begin the journey of healing. You are gone from our sight but forever in our hearts RIP Daniel D Moore.

  3. Stacy Shafto & Doug Fopma

    Last spring we lost our dog unexpectedly.
    Mr. Moore found out our daughters loved morel mushrooms & sent over a large bag of them to lift our spirits. He had a huge, kind heart. He also raised one of the best guys we know, Danny Jr. We are so sorry for your loss, Danny. No doubt he will always walk by your side🙏🏼

  4. I will miss our talks at the fence. I will miss your kind heart and soul. You helped my family and I more than you will ever know, you were the best neighbor and friend. I look out my patio door today and it hit me hard my friend it’s going to take some time. I will never forget you. Love ya, buddy

  5. Eugene Robinson Jr

    I know I haven’t kept in touch since I moved to Grayling 5 yrs ago. We had many great talks, camping trips, and hunting trips. I recently saw the pics of you, Jill, and I setting blinds up in the Pigeon, for hunting season, about 6 yrs ago. They made me smile and think of you. Grateful to have those memories with ya bud. R.I.P and I will see ya in the big place in the sky. Take those deer up in the great hunt in the sky buddy. Glad you are reunited with your wife up there. So sorry for your loss Jessica, Mary, Danny, Stephanie, and all the grandkids. You are all in my prayers.

  6. Terry and Kathy Cole

    Dan we are so sad you are gone, but so happy you are with Liz, again. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dan, your big heart and generosity will be sorely missed by all who knew you and by those for whom you have cared through the years. Thank you for all you did for your ‘guys’; they were so blessed to have you in their lives and to have fished, camped and picked mushrooms in your beloved Pigeon State Country Forest. Rest in peace, and God bless you for all you have done for others.

  8. Dan
    You taught me a lot from your love of outdoors. I was in a scout pack on an outing and you cooked BBQ beaver BEST MEAL I have ever had. Condolences to your family. You were an awesome man who is surely with your wife someplace special.
    Good bye old friend
    Gary Aisthorpe

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