Gilbert "Gib" Moeller, 93, of Conrad, IA, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Interment will be in the Conrad Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conrad Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Gilbert Dean Moeller was born in rural Green Mountain, IA, the son of Herbert and Ester (Hamann) Moeller. He was the oldest of four children. Gib attended different country schools and graduated from Dike High School with the Class of 1942. He was deferred for a year from the Army and after that, he volunteered for service. Gib entered the Army in 1944 and received an honorable discharge in 1946, serving in Europe. In 1948, Gib was united in marriage to his German sweetheart, Irmgard Klemm. To this union, five children were born; Barbara S., David D., Tom L., Rick D., and Patricia A. Gib was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Conrad. He served on a number of committees, chairman of the Properties Committee for a number of years, and as an Elder. In 2000, Gib was chosen as Senior Presbyterian of the Year for the Conrad Church. He belonged to the American Legion Post #681 of Conrad, served in most all of the offices from Post, County, District, and State. Gib was a State Commander in 2004 to 2005. He was a member of the Grundy County 40 & 8 Voiture 171 and served as Chef-de-Gadr in 1988. Gib was a member of the Board of Directors for the Conrad Senior Apartments, serving for many years as President of the Board. In early years, he worked on a farm, as a mechanic for Ashton Brothers garage, and his later years as a service manager for a Chevrolet garage in Grundy Center, IA. Gib was a semi truck driver for the M&ST L Railroad and over-the-road for Interstate Contract Carrier Corp. In 1984, he drove in the Truck Drivers Contest and won first place in the 5-axel van category. Gib earned the chance to drive in the National Contest. After retiring off the road, he worked for 14 years as a clerk and handyman in the local hardware store.
Gib is survived by his wife of 70 years, Irmgard Moeller; their five children, Barbara S. (Mervin) Stensland of Grundy Center, IA, David D. (Linda) Moeller of White City, KS, Tom L. (Amy) Moeller of Marshalltown, IA, Rick D. (Beth) Moeller of Conrad, Patricia A. (Douglas) Schmidt of Clarksville, IA; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; along with a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Gib was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Doris Collette and JoAnn Woosley; one brother, Robert D. Moeller; one grandson, Joel D. Kuehl; and one niece, Allana Moeller.
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To all of Gib's loved ones. Gib was one of the kindest, friendliest and genuine person you'd ever meet. I believe he was on the honor flight with my dad. The World War II guys are all in a class of their own. They loved their country and families. May fond memories fill the empty place in your hearts. With our deepest sympathy.
Jim & Diana Ward
Gib was one of my first supporters in being a nurse and provided me with a scholarship right out of high school! He will be missed!
So Long, Uncle Gib... You were quite a character at times...perhaps a bit stubborn. But you stood strong and tall for your values and your beliefs... We will miss you.... Now you can rest and be at peace.... You're at home with family now, with Dad and Alana..
I started to work for Jack Van Wechel December 1976 and Gib was service manager. if i was 5 minutes late Gib would say " good afternoon Charles" and if he thought I was working too slow he would say " hurry up Mooty you're falling behind". I had a lot of respect for that man.
Very saddened to see Gib has gone to Post Everlasting. He told all of us, his District Commanders, "when you are representing me and The Iowa American Legion, you'll be in a suit and tie unless it's outside and hot then wear a short sleeve shirt and tie." I enjoyed our friendship and his leadership in his year as our Commander and after. My sympathy to Irmgard and family. Will be with you on Wednesday. Jim
Gib was one of a kind. He was a faithful employee at my parent's hardware store. Thoughts and prayers to Irmgard and the family. Play Santa for Mom and all those angels.
Marilynn Kibby Wood
A long lasting friendship to all who ever knew him has been called to his eternal rest, deservedly so. We will miss you dear friend. RIP Gib. George Brubaker
To the family of Gib......our thoughts and prayers are with you! Our family has known the Moeller family for many, many years! We thank Gib for his service to our country! God's blessing on the family!
Beverly Holl Burton and family
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