Joe Moore of Columbus, Nebraska passed away at age 90. Joe was a collector and restorer of hit and miss gas engines and was the vice president of the antique tractor and gas engine club in Columbus. He will be sorely missed.
Joseph W. Moore
October 31, 1928-August 17, 2019
Joseph was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, to Ilo and Elizabeth (Yilk) Moore. He grew up in Boone County. Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War from Dec. 6, 1950–Sept.6, 1952. He married Rose (Drawl) Moore on Sept. 23, 1952, in Cedar Rapids. They moved to Columbus where he started the business Central Insulation & Roofing with his partner, John Szelag. He married Rosemary Zuerlein on June 12, 1995. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He had a passion for restoring gas-powered engines and was a member of the Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Club.