Dan Moffett
Feb 16,1950---Jan 04,2020

Dan Moffett, 69, of Lenexa Ks. passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 13, at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Ks. Dan was born February 16, 1950, in Kansas City Mo. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in biology in 1972. He was a member of the university rowing team and had the opportunity to row against Harvard, something he was very proud of. He owned and operated Moffett's Gym and Maxx Performance for nearly 20 years. He designed and built some of the best weightlifting equipment around; which was used by some of the Kansas City Chiefs, and several fire and police departments. After selling the gym, he went to work for Fedex, where he remained until retirement. He became an avid fisherman, flyfishing at Lake Taneycomo, and steelhead fishing in Michigan whenever he got the chance. He began tying flies, which he became an expert at. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra (VanBuskirk) Moffett, three children, Max Moffett,(Meg), Kelly Moffett, (Bruce Lapham), Molly Gotobed, (Brad), and 3 grandchildren, Isabell, Simon, and Owen. Dan was larger than life, he loved his gym buddies, his Fedex family, and his fishing buddies. He was always ready for a joke, and would sing, "O Little Squirrel " his own composition, even when sober. Rest in peace, Dano, you were one of a kind.


Leslie Joy Kurtenbach Mills Jan 07 ,2020

High School Classmate and Friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I am saddened to hear of the death of Dan. Debbie, Dan and I were good friends during our senior year at Shawnee Mission North. We did not go to the same college, but nevertheless, I always remembered the two of them and wondered what had become of them. I am glad to know that they spent a good part of their lives together; they belonged together. My thoughts and best wishes are with Debbie and their family. Friendship never dies. Love, Leslie

Mike Jan 08 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas city

Dan will certainly be missed. I’m glad I got to hear his newest song “Duvet Crockett” a wonderful companion to “O Little Squirrel”. Incomparable!

Zodie Vickers Jan 09 ,2020

Gym member and admirer ,Lenexa ,Kansas

My deepest sympathy to you all. I can only the imagine the profound sadness and the hole left in your family's heart. Dan left quite a mark on the people he met with that dry wit, pithy comments and building, which to this day, in my opinion is the best gym equipment around. May the memories you made with him sustain you now and in the future.

Jerry & Linda Wortman Jan 09 ,2020

Cousin inlaw ,Big Sky ,Montana

Dear Debbie: We would like to offer our condolences to you and your family on Dan’s passing Love Jerry & Linda Wortman

Mark Brull Jan 12 ,2020

Friend from the Gym ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I am out of town and will miss the celebration of life. I'm shocked, saddened and sorry to hear about your loss. I saw Dan at the car wash a few months ago. We talked about the gym, it's members and the good ole days. The great memories I had from Moffett's Gym are permanently embedded in my mind. Dan was intelligent, analytical and had a unique sense of humor. The gym at my house is all equipment built by Dan. He came over with his paint gun and helped design the color scheme and placement of every piece of equipment, which I still use and so do my kids and their friends. I've trained people there and am reminded whenever I lift on other equipment how far superior his equipment is. Dan had numbers and angles scribbled down in various places in his shop. I admired how his mind worked. My kids will inherit his equipment one day and his legacy will live on. For now I'll continue using the best built equipment around designed and built by a unique, inspiring entrepreneur, Dan Moffett. Thanks for the memories.

Bekki Rodriguez- Nunn Jan 15 ,2020

Moffett's Gym member ,Tulsa ,Oklahoma

Saddened to hear the news of Dan's passing. I've been gone from KC for decades however my time at the gym is still in the forefront of my mind. Had many good times there. Dan was always very kind, witty and just a plain good guy. I'm sorry for your heartache, and his early passing. God bless you all, Bekki

Mack May 08 ,2020

I just ran across Dan's obituary and was saddened to see Dan had passed away. I used to work out at Moffett's Gym back in the day and have great memories from that time. Best gym ever. Thanks for the memories and rest in peace.

Memorial Service
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Street
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Jan 13 ,2020
2:00 PM
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