SUN PRAIRIE - Daniel R. Moodie, age 48, of Sun Prairie, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home.

Dan was born on Sept. 23, 1964, in Madison, to Don and Anna Mae (Gumz) Moodie. He was a 1983 graduate of Sun Prairie High School. Dan married the love of his life, best friend, soul mate and dance partner, the former Tamara "Tammy" Whiting of Sun Prairie, on July 14, 1990. Although their love story actually began when they first laid eyes on each other New Years Eve 1985. They shared many of the same passions. They both had a true love of animals that they devoted every day of their life to. They also loved  music and dancing. They attended many concerts and fairs, dancing together and asking on-lookers to join in. Eventually everyone was dancing and smiling. They loved to make people smile. Dan worked for Dick Nooyen at Sound Construction Company for 20 years and was currently employed at Michael F. Simon Construction in Waunakee. 

Dan is survived by his wife, Tammy; his parents, Don and Anna Moodie of Sun Prairie; his brothers and sisters, Vicki (Tom) Solberg of Madison, Susan (Dhruba) Das of Coatesville, Pa., Jim (Kim) Moodie of Bend, Ore., Tom (Karen) Moodie of Fall River, Bob (Cindy) Moodie, Paul (Caroline) Moodie, and Shirley Schoob all of Sun Prairie, and Marianne (Darcie) Moodie of Minneapolis, Minn., and 18 nieces and nephews. Dan is also survived by his in-laws, Myra and Dick Josephson of DeForest; brothers-in-law, James Whiting of Sun Prairie, Jeff (Lori)  Whiting of Victorville, Calif., and Dan Whiting of Stevens Point; and sister-in-law, Cindy (Dan) Wagner of Columbus. Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otto and Alice Gumz and Fred and Hattie Moodie.

Funeral services for Dan will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service with the Rev. Dr. Berggman and the Rev. Julie Krahn officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to DMB Community Bank, P.O. Box 419, DeForest, WI 53532 to help the family. 

"Dan, you are missed more than you can imagine. Keep the music going until we are dancing together again. XO"

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

3325 E. Washington Ave.Madison

(608) 249-6666

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