2011-09-29 / Obituaries

Archie William Moore

Longtime Prudenville businessman Archie William Moore, 100, died Sept. 22, 2011 at Munson Hospice House, Traverse City.

Born March 11, 1911 in Alton, IL, he was the son of Archibald Virgil and Phoebe Christina (Beal) Moore. He worked for his father in a welding business, in a shoe factory and for the early A & P stores before becoming a manager for the Nevin Food Store chain in Racine, WI, where he also operated a gun shop.

On June 16, 1932, he married Myrtle Caroline Arndt in Waukegan, IL. Upon purchasing the Hub Supermarket at the intersection of M-55 and M-18, Mr. Moore and his family moved to Prudenville in October of 1951. In 1966 a new building was constructed across M-18, where the Hub Supermarket is located today. In the old store Moore started a business known as Surplus Incorporated with his partner Bonnie Thompson. Mr. Moore was actively involved in the business until Bonnie became ill and passed away in late 2009.

Mr. Moore served as Deputy Chief of the Denton Township Fire Department in the 1950’s. He was an avid golfer and hunter and enjoyed raising English setter pups. He loved working and talking with people, and telling an occasional story. He gave of himself to his family and supported the community through donations.

Mr. Moore is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Gary) Akin of Prudenville; son, Jerre (Mona) Moore of Prudenville; six grandchildren, David Akin of Prudenville, Suzanne Blanchard of Prudenville, Steven Akin of Illinois, Karin Martel of Saskatchewan, Canada, Diane Kakihara of California, and Christen Zook of Illinois; 15 great-grandchildren, David and Devyn Blanchard, Madeline and Maxwell Martel, Christopher, Matthew, and Joshua Akin, Christopher, Brian, and Robert Moore, Mikayla and Kenneth Kakihara, and Travis, Camdyn, and Kyler Zook; sister, Kathryn Derks of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Myrtle; brother, George; three sisters, Gladys, Helen and Anita; a grandson, Eric; and dear companion, Bonnie Thompson. He is survived by Bonnie’s daughter, Connie Thompson; grandchildren, Chad (Heather) and Channon (Dave); and great-grandchildren, Max, Jordan and John.

Memorial services for Mr. Moore will be conducted in November. Interment will be in Denton Township Cemetery, Prudenville. Memorial donations should be directed to the Denton Township Fire Department’s Fireman’s Family Fund or the National Kidney Foundation. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel handled the arrangements.

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