Dick Moorman, 92, of Delphos, died at 4:30 a.m. at home in Indio, California. He was born March 6, 1924 in Delphos, to Josephine and Harry Harrison Moorman. He married Angela Kill on July 28, 1945 and she passed away March 21, 2007. On July 7, 2012 he married Shirley Turner who survives. Other survivors include sons Jeff (Alison) Moorman of Delphos, and Rod (Jeanne) Moorman of St. Henry; daughters Mary Ann (Mark) Smith of Cridersville, Judy (Don) Burgei of Hilliard, and Jane (Randy) Hemker of Delphos; and sisters Alice Heidenescher and Nita Falke of Delphos. A brother Melvin, and sister Mildred, preceded him in death. Grandchildren are Gina Reynolds, Jessica Gilchriest, Katie Moorman (Uhlenhake) and Kris Moorman, Hannah Perry, Leah Huckins, Isaac Smith, Wes, Matt and Nate Burgei, Adam and Nick Johnson. A granddaughter Danielle Bertling Smith preceded him in death. Great-grandchildren include Boston Reynolds, Kaylee and Carson Gilchriest, Piper and Beau Uhlenhake, Charlie, Amelia and Ruby Moorman, Ezeriah Smith, Ben and Lily Burgei, Easton and Rawlin Johnson.
Dick retired as Sales Manager from The Powell Company in Lima, Ohio and lived life to its fullest, happily announcing that his retirement years nearly exceeded his working years. Dick was a veteran of The United States Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a founding member of the Delphos Country Club. He also belonged to The Knights of Columbus, FOE 471, VFW 3035, and The Delphos Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He played a lot of golf in his life and was a pretty good card player. In fact, he received an award from his three card playing buddies for being the “second best card player on the second best team.” He loved to read, and his passion for telling stories and jokes and making people laugh is what most people will always remember about Dick. He knew everybody. In later years he enjoyed travel and spending time with Shirley in California.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials may be made to the Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation.