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John Moeller

Cedar Rapids

John Charles Moeller, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Living Center West. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church by the Rev. Hal Hayek. Inurnment: Christ Episcopal Church. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Services and Monday after 10 a.m. at the church. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
John is survived by his wife, Dianne; three daughters, Lori (Mark) Hixson and Ann Starry, both of Cedar Rapids, and Julie (Jim) Ottaway of Marion; grandchildren, Jordan (Chris) Hanson and Harrison Hixson of Cedar Rapids, Ashley Starry of St. Louis and Brian Hixson and Kelly Hixson of Cedar Rapids; great-grandchildren, Claire Hanson and Liam Hixson; a sister, Sue Ann Decker of Davenport; and many nieces and nephews.
John was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Moline, Ill., the son of John and Pauline Spinsby Moeller. He was a graduate of Perry High School, a 1965 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Iowa with a master's degree in secondary education administration. He married Dianne Long on June 9, 1957, in Durant. John retired in 1982 from the Linn-Mar Community School District, where he led the senior high school trade and industry program for 12 years. He had previously taught industrial arts at both Wilson and Kennedy high schools in Cedar Rapids. He was an agent for Kansas City Life Insurance Company for 32 years, demonstrated tools in Sears department stores for 20 years and also enjoyed working as a driver for the Cedar Rapids Community School District. He finally retired in 2012. John was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge Marion 6, El Kahir Shrine and the Elks Club.
John was well-known for his mischievous sense of humor with a capital M. He enjoyed driving a dune buggy in parades and other Shrine activities and dining and dancing at the Elks Club. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to extend their special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Living Center West.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed the El Kahir Shrine.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.