Dennis R. Moose

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Dennis Ray “Bud” Moose, 56, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in McGregor. 

Visitation was Friday, March 3, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Josie’s River Queen in McGregor, at a later date.

Inurnment will be held at Clayton Cemetery, Clayton at a later date.

Dennis was born on Oct. 31, 1960, to Hubert and Betty (Moses) Moose in Prairie du Chien, Wis. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1979.

Bud was united in marriage with Karen Brooks on Sept. 10, 1983, at United Methodist Church in McGregor. From this marriage were two children, Barb and Tim. They later divorced. Dennis was united in marriage with Melody Zinkle on Aug. 22, 2009, at Pikes Peak State Park in Clayton County. From this marriage is one daughter, SaFire. 

Bud worked as a barge loader for Pattison Sand in Clayton and Bunge in McGregor. He also worked as an Aide for G&G Living Center. He was an avid outdoorsmen who enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He loved dancing to the Jam with his wife, Mel, on Sundays at Josie’s River Queen "Sunday Funday." Dennis was a member of a dart league, pool league and the bar bowling league, where he met Mel.

Bud is survived by his wife, Melody “Mel” Moose of McGregor; his children, Barb (Russ Helle) Moose of Guttenberg, Tim Moose of Garnavillo, Tessa (Joshua Honeywell) Zinkle of Monona, Jaydanne (Devon Chadeayne) Oswald, of Colorado, Brianna (Justin Jones) Fields of Postville and SaFire Zinkle of McGregor; 11 grandchildren, Aiden, Iliauna, Kaiya, Kolton, Kynzli, Cameron, Dawson, Brooklyn, Wesley, Monroe and Cyrus; his mother, Betty Moose of Garnavillo; fathers-in-law, Bill Halverson of McGregor; Terry Zinkle of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; siblings, Randy (Margie Wermuth) Moose of Garnavillo, Debbie (Mark Rodenberg) Eilers-Lange of McGregor, Cathy (Mike) Lames of Collinsville, Okla. and Dave (Jane) Moose of Farmersburg.

Bud was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Moose; and mother-in-law, Winnie O’Brien-Halverson.

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