Jan. 21, 1957 - June 12, 2019

Mr. Donald Wayne “Moe” Hughes, 62, Rochester, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

On Jan. 21, 1957, Don was born in Chicago to Billy and Barbara Crocker Hughes. Growing up, he shared his childhood with a sister and two brothers.

In Chicago, on July 7, 1973, Moe married the love of his life, Lillian Graham. They shared almost 46 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced seven wonderful children. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.

Following their children to northern Indiana, Moe and Lillian moved to Rochester in 1998. Often family time included a cookout and discussions of the Chicago sports teams. The Bears, White Sox, Black Hawks and the Bulls were all No. 1. Since moving to Indiana, Notre Dame and the Colts were also favored by Moe. Lillian was Moe’s queen; he cherished the time spent with her and their family. He taught them many valuable life lessons through the examples he set.

Initially, in the early years, Moe was an over-the-road truck driver. More recently, many will remember him delivering reliable service to be counted on, driving for Mike’s Trash Removal. He was dedicated to his customers for 19 years. People could often find Moe with a brush in hand, painting anything that needed his special touch.

Left to cherish the memories of Moe are his wife, Lillian; four daughters, Barbara Hughes, Rochester, Jodi Hughes and fiance Luis Aristizabal and Denise Hughes, all of Chicago, and Stayce Hughes and companion Jermain Buchannan, Rochester; three sons, Donny Hughes and fiancee Whitney Hudson Wood, North Manchester, Billy Hughes and wife Heather and Jesse Hughes all of Rochester; special family friend and “son,” Mark Seabolt, Rochester; 14 grandchildren, Aaliyiah, Betty, Ronnie and fiancee Hannah, Terrance, Lydia, Destiny, Iziah and companion Abigail, Madisyn, Billy, Tristyn, Mckynzy, Memphis, Tallon and Gatlyn; four great-grandchildren, T.J., Grayson, Zeke and Paisley; a brother, DeWayne Hughes and wife Sandria, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; sister Barbara Gail Olson; and a brother, Danny Hughes.

A celebration of the life of Mr. Donald Wayne “Moe” Hughes will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with his family from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. David Smith will officiate.

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.