Fred Alvin Moore, 81 of Gothenburg, died June 11, 2021, at Gothenburg Health surrounded by his family. Fred was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Gothenburg, son of Fred Alvin, Sr. and Lula Lea (Dawson) Moore.
The family lived south of North Platte on what was called West Place and moved back to Gothenburg when he was very young. He attended Antelope County School and then Gothenburg High School. Fred served his country in the US Army in peacetime between Korea and Vietnam. He was a rancher and drove truck for over 58 years. Fred married Opal "Jerry" Frazier in December of 1968. Jerry passed away on Jan. 24, 1975. He later married Terri Lou Ostendorf in May of 1979; they later divorced.
Fred enjoyed rodeos of all kinds and places. He used to haul rodeo stocks for the Hudson’s, and while doing that he met Reba McEntire in Bertrand before she was Reba, just a plain cowgirl. He met and shook Kitty Wells’ hand behind the bucking chutes at the San Antonio, Texas stock show. Fred has always been very proud of his short horn cattle.
He is survived by son, Joe (Mandy) Moore of Gothenburg; daughter, Jacie (Kim) Moore of Gothenburg; grandchildren Megan Moore of Kearney, Korbin Moore of Gothenburg, Patrick Moore of Gothenburg, and Oliver Moore of Gothenburg; nieces and nephews, Barb (Chuck) Havlicek of Manhattan, Kansas, Steve Ostergard of Gothenburg, John Ostergard of Grand Island, Karlene Ostergard of Callaway, and Angie (Rod) Mason of Gothenburg; along with numerous extended family and a host of friends.
Fred was preceded in death by parents, Fred, Sr and Lula Moore; sister, Sara Jane Ostergard; brother-in-law, Gage Ostergard; nephew, Nic Ostergard; and wife, Opal "Jerry" Moore.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Tuesday, June 15 from 1 - 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 - 7 p.m. Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, June 16 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating. Burial will follow in the Peckham Cemetery in Gothenburg.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department or the Gothenburg FFA. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.