John W. Moreland, Sr., 89, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home in Iowa City.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with Father Gary Beckman officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Mercy Home Health Care or to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
John was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Colesburg, the son of Joseph and Marie (Tschirgi) Moreland, He was raised in Guttenberg. He served in the U.S. Army. John moved to Iowa City in 1944 and on May 18, 1951, married Carolyn Klein at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. From 1939 to 1964 John was employed by John Stevens Trucking. In 1964 he became a driver, and later the manager, of Iowa City Ready Mix, retiring in 1989. John was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church.
John is survived by his five children, John (Sandy) Moreland Jr., of Iowa City and their children, Tom (Katrina), Melissa (Tomas) and Jeff (Melissa); Julie (Mike) Hahn of Iowa City and children, Heather (Robert), Kelly (Chris), Amanda and Maren (Jason); Sally (Glenn) Vidnovic of Iowa City and their children Sam and Anne; Frank (Sheryl) Moreland of Kalona and their daughters Sydney and Allison; and Molly (Jim) Molini of Iowa City and their daughters Emily and Ellen; four great grandchildren; one sister, Kitty (Clayton) Klein of Tiffin; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. John was preceded in death by his loving wife Carolyn in 2008, their son Tom, brothers Verdus, Tom and Frank and his sister Pauline Necker.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com .