Obituary - Bob W. Moog


Last updated 6/5/2018 at 10:07am

Bob W. Moog

Bob W. Moog, 92, passed away June 2, 2018.

Born Robert William Moog Aug. 1, 1925, in Inverness, he was the third child of six born to Otto and Irene (White) Moog. Known to all as Bob, he attended school in Inverness.

Bob and Una Nadine Alley were married June 2, 1946, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Conrad, Mt., while Bob worked at Safeway. 

They moved to Joplin in 1947 to farm his Aunt Violet (White) Smith's farm until the farm was sold to the Errol Fossen family, and he also worked at the Joplin Grocery.

They moved to Inverness in April 1951, where Bob continued to work at Joplin Grocery. In 1953, they bought into the International Harvester business from Eddy McClellan which would then become Hi-Line Equipment Co. with partners Tommy Wood and Elmer Klemm. Besides selling I-H farm equipment, trucks and pickups, the partnership began buying small parcels of land to farm. Bob and Tommy eventually bought out Klemm and in 1962 they sold the equipment business to Marias Equipment in Chester. Bob continued to be an I-H salesman for Marias Equipment until 1990 - the last two years for Dick and Gary Brown of Big Sky Equipment in Conrad. The Hi-Line Farms partnership continued until April 15, 1988.

Other activities Bob did in his spare time included having a lifelong membership at the Sacred Heart Church, Inverness, where he was usher and greeter, kept the grass and weeds mowed and made sure the church was always warm for Mass and other events held; being a director of Hill County Water District 1982-95, replacing Lester Kenfield. Bob was one of the founding directors of Inverness Water District, established in 1964. He enjoyed square-dancing and league bowling in the 1960-'70s. He also enjoyed mowing grass for several neighbors to keep Inverness beautiful.

Bob and Una briefly spent time at the Sweet Grass Lodge, moving into the Wheat Country Estates in March of 2015. Then Bob moved into the Long Term Care facility in Chester Sept. 27, 2017.

Bob is survived by Una and actually passed away on his and Una's 72nd wedding anniversary, June 2, 2018. He is also survived by all nine of his children and their spouses, 35 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, sibling Leonard (Madeline) Moog, sister-in-law Bev Moog, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, siblings Alice Lakey, Otto (Bud) Moog, Vern Moog, Margaret Bailey and two grandsons, John David Moog and Cole Keith Moog.

A vigil is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m., funeral Mass and reception Thursday, June 7, at 11 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Church in Inverness, Montana, followed by the burial at 2 p.m. at the Chester Cemetery.

Condolences can be made to Bob's memorial page at


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