Edwin Gaylord Moore, age 84, of Wilton Center, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home.
Edwin was born in Joliet, Illinois on May 5, 1930 to Iva (nee Ruhlander) and Edwin E. Moore. He graduated from Joliet High School in 1948.
He married Shirley Goolsby on April 17, 1949 at First Christian Church in Joliet. Shirley and Ed farmed in Wilton Center for 52 years. Edwin was active in Wilton Center Federated Church, served on the District 207 School Board, and volunteered for many farming organization. Ed enjoyed woodworking, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family. Edwin shared his love of wood working by making many beautiful wood clocks, cribs and furniture for family and friends.
Edwin is survived by his sons Edwin (Marcia), Richard (Marlene), John, and Jeff (Leann), and daughters Penny DeYoung and Leneya (Tim) Houslet; grandchildren Shelley (Andy) Maves, Lynn (Keith) Klunder, Amy (Adbeel) Alvarez, Jennifer (Ryan) Kramer, E. Bradford Moore, Alicia (Bill) Hulsey, Shannon (Troy) Greenquist, Brian (Carrie) DeYoung, Jill (Steve) Prokop, Danielle DeYoung, Rebecca (John) Ruff, Josh (Amber) Schwartz, Rachel (Dan) Stavros, Margaret (Grant) Zaukte, Aaron Moore (KIim Madden), Lexie (Dan) Kesler, and Alex Moore; great-grandchildren Katelynn Klunder, Ethan Hulsey, Alyssa Maves, Cameron Greenquist, Lincoln Hulsey, Sarah & Lindsey Klunder, Zachary Hulsey, Kasen Kramer, Caleb Greenquist, Breanna Maves, Lillianne Prokop, Hallie Hulsey, Kate Hulsey, Connor Maves, Sophia Prokop, Coltin Greenquist, McKenzie Zautke, Josephine Ruff, Heidi DeYoung, Rylan Prokop, Krista DeYoung, Josie Ruff, Declen Schwartz, and Kadence Kramer. Also surviving are brother-in-law Grant (Joan) Goolsby; sisters-in-law Mary Goolsby and Hazel Moore; many nieces and nephews; and his devoted caregiver Zolo Eldoobazar.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his parents Iva (nee Ruhlander) and Edwin E. Moore, his brothers, William and Tom Moore and sister, Anita Bartol.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Sunday, April 12 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Wilton Center Federated Church, 14101 W. Joliet Rd., Manhattan, IL on Monday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Rich DeVries officiating. There will be visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Wilton Center Cemetery. Memorial gifts to the Wilton Center Federated Church would be appreciated.