Gilbert “Gib” Moeller, 93
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. 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.