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Wilbur Moore

August 27, 1921 — December 7, 2015

Wilbur Moore, 94, of Humboldt, passed away December 7, 2015 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Church with Pastor Doug Wolter officiating followed by burial in Union Cemetery with full military rites by Adams American Legion Post 119 and Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240. Visitation is from 12:30 – 1:30 Friday at the church. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilbur Moore, the son of William and Lillie (Mains) Moore was born August 27, 1921 in Glendon, Iowa. Wilbur grew up in the Guthrie County area and graduated from Panora High School in 1939. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. On November 26, 1944, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Catherine Tabor in Humboldt, Iowa. After his discharge from the service the following year, he remained in the reserves. He farmed in Beaver Township. He was recalled to military service in 1951 during the Korean Crisis. During his career in the United Air Force, he served as an officer in the air police, as a pilot in the 509th Red Horse Wing Air Refueling Squadron, as part of a Standboard crew responsible for evaluating the performance of other flying crews, and as a maintenance commander. In 1970 Wilbur retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel from the United States Air Force after serving 27 years. He returned to Humboldt and worked for Dodgen Industries and later Standard Engineering Corporation.
Wilbur was a member of Oak Hill Church and served in the positions of deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Seven O’clock Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Club. He enjoyed music, woodworking, carpentry, fishing trips to Canada, and traveling.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children Jerald Moore and his wife Beverly of Charlotte, North Carolina and Patricia Moore of Shenandoah, Iowa; granddaughter Lacey Moore of Charlotte, North Carolina; and his sister Hazel Ford of Ames, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Unity Point Hospice, Samaritan's Purse, or the Oak Hill Church Building Fund.
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