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Derek Lynn Moeller

June 27, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Derek Lynn Moeller, 56, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his home in rural Toledo due to natural causes. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will follow at Turner Cemetery in rural Garwin. Visitation will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Derek was born on February 4, 1962 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Arlene Moeller. He moved later to Gladbrook, Iowa, where he was raised by his grandparents, Hilda and Henry Moeller on the family farm.

He graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1980.

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Derek Lynn Moeller

He married Becky Snyder and they later divorced. Derek was a long time companion of Amy Jo Haggard until her death in 2016. He was a truck driver for over twenty years and also worked for Thomsen's farm in rural Garwin. Derek enjoyed woodworking and other projects. He also enjoyed traveling and hanging out with his friends and family at the Garwin VFW and the Garwin Bull. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his two daughters, Amanda Moeller of Marshalltown, and Heather Kleinhans of Marshalltown; two sons, Ryan Snyder of Marshalltown, and Wade Moeller of Marshalltown; seven grandchildren, Alexis, Mercadez, Arryanna, Lydia, Lainey, Aleah, and Leo; his mother, Arlene McCauley of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Deanna (Bob) Lewis of Atkins; one nephew, Brandon Lewis; two aunts, Wilma Varner, and Kathleen Schilling; three cousins; and two dogs, Yao Jing and Buddy.

He was preceded in death by one son, Derek Snyder; both grandparents; his friend and companion of sixteen years, Amy Jo Haggard; and one cousin, Heidi Schilling-Monteith.

A memorial fund has been established.



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