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Mildred J. "Mickey" Moore

March 7, 1934 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 85)


Mickey Moore of Cambridge, Minnesota (formerly of Aplington, Iowa) went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  She was 85 years old.

            Mickey was born on March 7, 1934 in Wall, South Dakota to Adam and Ella Winkowitsch.  They moved to Butler County, Iowa soon after she was born.  Adam and Ella worked hard on the farm and raised nine children.  Mickey received her education in Parkersburg and Allison, Iowa, and later graduated from Waterloo East High School.  She was baptized and joined the Bethel Reformed Church in June, 1948.

On May 22, 1951, Mickey was united in marriage to Robert Bunting in Kansas City, Missouri.    They made their home in Des Moines, Iowa and had three children, David, Denise, and Doyle.  They divorced in 1967.  Mickey married John H. Moore IV in 1968 and they made their home in Marcus, Iowa where they owned and operated the Marcus Cafe.  She loved to cook and used her great culinary talents for many to enjoy.  Mickey and Johnny also formed a Country Western Band and toured the Midwest until Johnny's sudden death in 1973.

            Mickey worked as a bookkeeper and then a caregiver in the Waterloo area.  After retiring, she moved to Aplington, Iowa and joined her brother Francis' family Gospel Group, "The Lakeview Telecasters," singing and playing bass guitar.  Later, she and her two sisters, Betty and Virginia formed the Gospel Trio, "The Dakota Sisters" ministry and for 24 years they sang and played their instruments serving the Lord at many churches and nursing homes.  She joined the First Presbyterian Church in Aplington and lived in Aplington until 2012 when she moved to Cambridge, Minnesota to be closer to her daughter.

            She is survived by sons David (Susan) Bunting of Maggie Valley, NC, and Doyle Bunting of Cumming, IA; daughter Denise (Dale) Osterman of Cambridge, MN; granddaughters Jennifer Geise (Aaron) and Amy Lenk (Chris); three great grandchildren, Eleanor, Victor and Nathaniel; two sisters, Betty Blohm (Lanny) and Minnie Miller as well as 4 step-children and their families in the Kansas City area (Johnny Moore's children).

            Mickey was preceded in death by two husbands, brothers Francis, Lawrence and Duane Winkowitsch, sisters Viola Smiens, Evelyn Tjabring and Virginia Klingborg.

Funeral Services will be held at Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Aplington, Iowa 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 13, 2020 with visitation starting at 10:00 AM.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the GracePointe Crossing Chapel in Cambridge.  Prelude will begin at 2:45 PM.

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February 13, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aplington Evangelical Presbyterian Church
905 Howard Street
Aplington, IA 50604

Funeral Service
February 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Aplington Evangelical Presbyterian Church
905 Howard Street
Aplington, IA 50604

Memorial Service
February 15, 2020

3:00 PM
GracePointe Crossing
1545 River Hills Parkway NW
Cambridge, MN 55008

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