Rock Valley, IA: Walter “Junior” Moore, 85, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at his farm near Doon, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 2:30 PM at Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center, Iowa with Rev. William Loefke officiating. Burial will follow the service at Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Monday, July 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.
Walter Charles Moore, Jr., son of Walter and Minnie (Gayer) Moore Sr., was born October 3, 1932 at the family farm in Sioux County, Iowa. Junior attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Rock Valley High School. Junior went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. On June 2, 1961 Junior was united in marriage with Shirley Ranschau. Together the couple farmed until retiring and moving into Rock Valley in 1996. During retirement, Junior and Shirley enjoyed many winters in Arizona.
Junior was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed watching and reading about sports; he especially liked rooting for the Chicago Cubs and attending Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawk baseball and softball games. Junior also enjoyed going back out to the fields after retirement to check on the crops and to pull and spray weeds. Junior was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where he served on church council and he also served on the Farmers Elevator Board.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley; son, Curt Moore of Rock Valley; daughter, Shari Moore of Ipswich, South Dakota; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Sylvia) Moore of Spencer, Iowa; and sister, Arleen Miller of Sioux Center, Iowa.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Minnie Moore Sr.; sister-in-law, Carol Rehder; and 3 brothers-in-law, Raymond Miller, Rodney Ranschau, and Larry Ranschau.