Donald B. Moore

Donald B. Moore

Donald passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home in Otsego.

He was born May 17, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Adelbert and Elizabeth (Masset) Moore. For many years Don had worked as the superintendent of machines at the Mead Corporation until his retirement in 1987.

In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, farming, working in his garden, Civil War history and antique tractors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego and a former board member of Christian Neighbors.

On July 29, 1950 in Otsego he married Rayma Fritz who survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Donna (Russ) Philmon and Marilyn Moore; 9 grandchildren, Stephanie (Neil) Feltenberger, Tanya (Tim) Marsh, Rodney (Renee) Philmon, Abram (Amanda) Braden, Rachel (Adam) Todd, Jaime Braden, Camille (Alex) Dawson, Benjamin Arce and Micah (Abigail) Arce and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rodney Moore; daughter, Nancy Braden and sister, Margaret Nichols.

Friends may visit with Don’s family from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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  1. Terri Shaler says:

    Dear Rayma, Marilyn & Family,

    So very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was such a special man of God. He was kind and a true servant. I always enjoyed working with him when he served on the Christian Neighbors board and always appreciated his wisdom. I pray God surrounds you now with His Peace and Love. Your family will remain in my prayers.

  2. Jan and Dianne Polley says:

    Just a short note to let you know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers at this difficult time. Rodney, your grandpa’s suffering is over and I’m sure there is great rejoicing in heaven as he arrives there today. God bless you and your family today and in the days to come. Love…Mom and Dad Polley xoxo

  3. Deborah Guina says:

    My Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these sad days ahead!
    I was truly blessed to have known Don, this amazing, godly man.
    I have so many cherished memories of my childhood spent at the Moore home/ farm!
    Nancy, my best friend, and Rodney must be rejoiceing in heaven, being reunited with their beloved Dad, after all these years!
    Hugs and Love,
    Debbie Guina (Thompson)

  4. Daniel Arnett says:

    We’ve all lost a treasure in Don, at Heaven’s gain. His steady faith and humbleness made his testimony strong.

    I am so grateful have known him . So grateful he had Rayma and his children to share his life with. So grateful he was part of our FBC family. I hope he knows the impact he made on my generation, and that we hope to pass that impact along as best we can to the next.

    Well done, good and faithful servant.

  5. Joan Adams says:

    Don and I were friends in High School graduating in 1946.
    He was always a good person, a very loyal person, a very honest person. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  6. Gerard Spoor says:

    To the family of Don Moore;

    We have been out of town in California visiting family and just heard about Don Moore’s home going to be with the Lord.

    We have fond memories of a man of God who lived a life of faith and affected many people for the glory of God. Don will most certainly be missed, but his legacy will continue on.

    Cheryl and I share our deepest condolences to the family.

  7. Tim Marsh says:

    Don was the best Sunday School teacher ever! An insperation to me in my new found Christian life. As a teen, Don showed my an example of a Christ like man. And he inspired me to play my saxophone for the Lord. I always loved it when he played his c-melody horn in church. Don also built me a mini shadow box out of oak. It was a visual aid holder. I used it for many years to share the gospel with children.
    Don Moore, I will remember him as a Christ like man.

  8. Kerry & Barb Smalla says:

    Dear Rayma, Donna, Marilyn and families

    Don was such a great brother in Christ! Such a wonderful example as family man, Bible teacher, leader, and friend . I loved all the times
    we spent sharing thoughts and ideas and plans in our shops. He was a true mentor to many of us and all Gods people.

  9. Ruby Rogers says:

    Rayma and family,
    Sending sympathies your way, Don was such a Godly man and such a tender hearted person. We will never forget him praying of a revival in the church at a cottage prayer meeting. Also I will never forget when he told me my smile reminded him of his daughter not sure which one but I said thanks he said it is so bright. I also remember him sitting in the foyer one of the last times he was at church and I said something’s telling me you need a hug, can I hug you? He said yes and I hugged him. Rayma, your a great example of a Christian wife and we are rejoicing instead of greiving as he fought a good night and won the race!

  10. Doug and Judy Foster Scheppelman says:

    We were very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I’m praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Mary Ellen Riggs says:


    So sorry to hear about Don. I worked for him at Mead and thought a lot of him and they way he treated all his employees. I didn’t get this until after the service or I would have been there.

    God Bless,

    Mary Ellen Riggs

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