Frank George ‘Butch’ Moeller

September 4, 2012

By Contributor

Frank Moeller

Frank George “Butch” Moeller, of Issaquah, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, with family by his side. He was 68 years of age.

Butch was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Frank George and Doris Jean “Peggy” Moeller. He was raised in Kailua, Oahu, where he met his wife of 48 years, Lani.

After graduation from Kailua High School, he moved to the mainland with his family and attended San Jose State University, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. While living in Sunnyvale, Calif., he worked for Lockheed and specialized in the design and implementation of deep-sea research and rescue vessels. In 1978, he moved to Issaquah with his family and continued to follow his passion in the field of engineering.

Butch enjoyed umpiring as well as coaching youth soccer and softball/baseball for his children. He truly loved spending time with his family. He had an enthusiasm for the outdoors, specifically in pursuit of the elusive steelhead. Dad, I hope all the rivers run “steelhead green” for you now. In retirement, Butch became an avid clock hobbyist and collector.

He is survived by his wife Lani; sisters Ann Sistare (Robert), of Pickens, S.C., and Phyllis Crocker (Winston), of O’Fallon, Mo.; son Scott Moeller (Wendy), of Kirkland; daughters Christen Frenn (Damon), of Erie, Pa., and Megan Morgan (Andy), of Summerville, S.C.; and seven active, loving grandchildren.

A compassionate, devoted husband and father, Butch will be deeply missed. We love you, Pops.

A private family celebration of his life will take place in Hawaii next summer.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association or American Stroke Association.

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