EDWARD ARNOLD MOORE
A brave man was silenced when he lost his fight with pancreatic cancer late Friday night, November 29, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters at his home on the AuTrain River. Edward Arnold Moore was born to Donald and Ellen (McCollum) Moore on February 3, 1947 in Munising, Michigan. He grew up in AuTrain and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1965. Ed was quieter when he was young. He was at his best when he was helping the young and especially the elderly. The outdoors was very special to him. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was eighteen. In the Corps, Ed learned to speak out more, to laugh more, to always persevere, to always have courage, and to never take no for an answer. A Marine, active or inactive, he always will be. After his time in Vietnam where he earned many medals, badges, and ribbons including the Combat Action Presidential Citation, Ed returned home to marry Muriel Swajanen on October 5, 1968 and together they moved to Beaufort, SC where he finished his time with the Marines. Ed pushed forward going to Manpower Institute in Milwaukee to study computer programming. He would go on to work many years with computers. During this time, his first daughter, Tracy, was born. Moving back to AuTrain, their family grew with the birth of their second daughter, Chris. Ed worked nineteen years as a computer programmer and department manager for Bunny Bread. He and Muriel moved to Menominee, MI where Ed was the Information Systems Manager for Lloyd Flanders Furniture. In August of 2006, he retired on a Friday and was back in AuTrain on Saturday morning. In his younger years, Ed played guitar, played cards, did card tricks, and liked hunting, trapping, and fishing. Fishing was always his favorite and he went on a fishing trip to Canada in 2018. Along the way, Ed built a house, remodeled a house, and did woodworking projects like the crib for his grandchildren and a little table. Ed was a member of Sion Lutheran Church, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a life member of the USMC League, DAV, VFW, VVA, American Legion, and was member of the Masonic Lodge in Munising and Menominee. He and Muriel enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, California, and Alaska, but the best trip was in 2012 when the ten family members went to Disney World together. Ed was happiest when he was sitting outside of his AuTrain home, smiling and waving to people he knew or visiting when someone stopped by. Ed will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of over fifty-one years – Muriel Moore of AuTrain; their daughters and sons-in-law – Tracy and Bob Wing and Chris and Bob Marinoff all of AuTrain; grandchildren – Macalah Marinoff, Amanda Marinoff, T.J. Wing, and Elizabeth Wing; sister – Mary (Andy) Shepley; brother – Ralph Moore; in-laws – DeeDee (Greg) Janiszewski, Milly (Larry) Johnson, Phyllis (Scott) Hillier, Tim (Heidi) Swajanen, Sheryl (Paul Cromell) Revord, Carol (Vern) Ehle, and Jim Moulds; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Don Moore and Ellen Moore, grandparents on the McCollum side, grandparents William and Jesse Moore, siblings Bruce, Bill, and Frances; baby grandson Robert Wing, Jr., niece Michelle Shepley, parents in law Willie and Dorothy Swajanen, in-laws Greg Revord and Sandy Moulds, and nephews Adam Revord and Justin Swajanen.
Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Wednesday evening. The public visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with military honors being conducted by the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard and will continue until 8:00 p.m. There will also be visitation at the Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. Pastor Paul Kelto will conduct Ed’s funeral service at Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Interment will be in the spring at the Serenity Pines Cemetery in AuTrain.
Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or the George “Toogs” St.Martin Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 233, Munising, MI 49862.
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George "Toogs" St. Martin Detachment #550 Marine Corps League of Munising
P.O. Box 233, Munising MI 49862
Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice
914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette MI 49855