AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
William “Bill” Moody, of Mora, formerly of Mpls, died on Feb. 7, 2016. He was 76 years old.
FUNERAL 10 A.M. Friday, Feb. 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.
VISITATION 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT with Military Honors Friday at 1:30 P.M. at Ft Snelling Nat’l Cemetery.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
William Nahum Moody, of Mora Minnesota, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away surrounded by his family on February 7, 2016 at Elim Care Center in Milaca after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s and severe chronic pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was 76 years old.
William “Bill” was born on October 20, 1939 to Carlton and Irma Moody in Minneapolis MN. Bill graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1957. Shortly thereafter he met Nancy Marsh at a dance and fell in love. He married her and they raised 5 kids and 1 granddaughter in Apple Valley, MN. Also in 1957, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country in active duty and reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1963. While in the army he was a Paratrooper for the 101st Airborne, a Rifle Marksman and served in South Korea as a peacekeeper during the Korean Conflict.
In 1960 he was hired at PMSI in Minneapolis as a driver and went to night school to become a Lithographer. After many years at PMSI he was hired at Westin Engraving in Minneapolis and eventually worked his way up to being an Electronic Prepress Specialist. He retired from Westin Engraving in 1999 at age 60. After 35 years of marriage Bill and Nancy divorced in 1993. One day while shopping, Bill recognized Leone Anderson from when they dated each other in school. With memories rekindled, Bill & Leone married March 3, 1995. They moved to Mora, MN and lived on Knife Lake and attended Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. They have been married for 20 years.
Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and comedian! He took pleasure in celebrating family. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening and building things. His favorite color was red. He liked watching detective shows, war movies and Johnny Carson. He enjoyed eating strawberries, ice cream and pie. Bill will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. We will especially miss his quick wit and sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carlton and Irma Moody; brother Carlton Moody Jr; and sister Joan Dircz.
Bill is survived by his wife, Leone; sisters, Betty (Harold) Torvik and Angel (Jim) Noska; children, Shelly (Jeff) Jensen, William (Kelly) Moody, Dale Moody, Debby (Dave) Weida, and Cherrie (Chris) Olinger; step-children, Kirk (Molly) Anderson and Kris (Gary) Van House, as well as 17 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Many thanks and never ending appreciation to all the caregivers at Elim Care and Rehab Center in Milaca, you all are angels!