In Memory of Roger Moon

Roger S. Moon, age 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Dec. 31, 2014, at Attic Angels Place in Madison. He will be greatly missed by his two children: David Moon and Betsy (Moon) Wilson; his four grandchildren: Casey Wilson, Madeleine Wilson, Alex Moon and Daniel Moon; son-in-law Craig Wilson and daughter-in-law, Teri Strenski. Roger leaves behind a host of family and friends in Madison, Georgetown, TX and Elmhurst, IL.

Roger served in U.S. Air Force for four years after graduating with a degree in Education from UW-Platteville in 1951. Professionally, he worked for CNA Insurance in Chicago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Business in 1956. He earned the status of Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and helped lead the actuarial department at CUNA Mutual in Madison from 1976 until his retirement in 1992. 

Roger was born June 24, 1929 in Wonewoc, WI to Maurice and Fern Moon. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Reynolds of Kenosha, who passed away in Madison in 1995 and his second wife, Theresa Purcell, who passed away in Georgetown, TX in 2013.

A life-long angler, Roger fished the trout streams of Wisconsin and New Zealand, the lakes of Madison and Texas and mighty rivers from New Mexico to Alaska. He was an award winning modeler who built balsa wood and tissue paper, rubber band powered, airplanes of the 1920’s and ‘30’s that he flew in national aeronautical meets. However, he refused to travel by commercial air, preferring to load up his motorhome with his substantial collection of traditional jazz music and explore the back roads for stunning scenery and local food specialties.

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