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Moses, William Albert Jr. 1924-2010


Posted By: M. Durr - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/23/2010 at 12:08:06

William Albert Moses Jr., 85, of Monona died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Gardenview Assisted Living, Monona, following a brief illness.

William was born September 14, 1924 in McGregor to William Eugene and Blanche Mable (Robinson) Moses. He was raised east of Monona, attended Cooper Valley School and continued to help his father on their family farm.

William was united in marriage to Isabel Margaret Ferguson April 15, 1946, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They purchased their first two farms (the home place and the other place) from Lloyd Bacon in 1947. They toiled, while raising five children, Joanne, Robert, Tom, Bruce and Byron.

In 1976, William and Isabel bought a house in Monona. William returned to the farm daily – back to his love, his roots. For a time, he worked with his son Bruce (Moses Excavating) as well as after Bruce’s death, driving caterpillar, which was another one of his loves.

In December of 2006, William and Isabel moved to Gardenview Assisted Living in Monona. It was a difficult transition, however, over time he developed friends and won the hearts of the staff. In the end he was able to die peacefully at Gardenview on Thursday, March 25, 2010, with family and staff by his side, just as the sun shone in the window. God speed, Dad, “You Did Good.”

His legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of many, as well as the farms, as his sons preserve and continue to work the family farms.

William is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Isabel; one son, Bruce Moses, and one grandchild, Jessi Moses.

Survivors include four children, Joanne M. Lewis, Chesapeake, VA, Robert (Sheryl) Moses, Tom (Karen) Moses, and Byron (Brenda) Moses, all of Monona; his siblings, Shirley (Elmer) Stangeland, Willard (Ann) Moses, Dolly Klingeman, and Betty Moose, as well as sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, the latest, Isabelle Grace, born February 11, 2010.

Funeral Services were held Monday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona. The Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiated. Burial followed in the Monona City Cemetery, Monona. Leonard Funeral Home of Monona was in charge of arrangements.

Waukon, Iowa newspaper, THE STANDARD, March 31, 2010.
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