John Henry Moller was born June 4, 1915, on the family farm near Akron, the son of John G. Moller Sr. and Johanna (Nielson) Moller. John was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran. John attended country school near his home.
Her served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was assigned as the officer's barber on the U.S.S. Pennsylvania, a sister-ship to the U.S.S. Arizona. After his discharge from the Navy in November 1945, John returned to Iowa and was united in marriage to Lillian J. Kleihauer on May 16, 1946 at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township.
John and Lillian are the proud parents of four children: Roger, Glenn, David, and JoAnn. John and Lillian farmed in the Craig and Akron area until their retirement in 1980 when they moved to Craig.
John enjoyed attending auctions, playing cards, going fishing, hunting pheasants, and listening to polka music. He was very proud to be a veteran. He was a member of the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville. He and Lillian had been active with the former St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at Chatsworth, and later active with the St. John Lutheran in Craig. He had served the church as a deacon and trustee for several years.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lillian of Craig; four children: Roger and Susan Moller, Glenn Moller and David and Susan Moller all of Craig, and JoAnn Moller-Loucks of Janesville, Wis.; four grandsons: Todd Moller, Travis Moller, David Loucks Jr., and Justin Loucks; two great-grandchildren, Parker David Loucks and Laney Loucks; a brother, Robert and Velma Moller of Hawarden; a sister, Ann Anderson of Sioux City,; several in-laws: Matie Ruble of Le Mars, Emma Harms of Le Mars, Otto and Jeanine Kliehauer of Brunsville, Albert and Mildred Kliehauer of Cherokee, and Cecilia Moller of Chatsworth; and several nieces and nephews.
John was proceeded in death by his parents, John G. Moller Sr. and Johanna (Nielson) Moller; three brothers, Richard, Henry, and Gerhart Moller; and a son-in-law, David Loucks.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Craig, with the Rev. Barbara Hansen officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville, will be in the St. John's Ev. Cemetery at Craig. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Friday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to greet friends. Visitation will also continue Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Gary Moller Jr., Randall Moller, Doug Anderson, Mark Kleihauer, Leonard Beitelspacher, and Dennis Harms.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.