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.