Pastor Dean Robert Moberg, 64, of Burlington died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, February 15, 2016, at his home.
Born September 22, 1951 in San Diego, California he was the son of Robert Gilmore, Wendell Stewart, Jacob Miller, Wayne Moberg and Keitha Mae (Edwards) Miller. On April 28, 1973 he married Jeri L. Diercks in Burlington.
Pastor Dean was a sailor, railroad machinist and a man of God. He was a lifelong Burlington resident and retired as minister of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Donnellson this year. He had previously pastored at St. Paul United Church of Christ in West Burlington. He was a 1969 graduate of Burlington High School and a Vietnam Navy veteran.
Pastor Dean was a charter member of SE Iowa Astronomy Club, a longtime member of the United Church of Christ denomination, longtime volunteer for Toys for Tots, a CROP WALK volunteer and walker and former member of Civil Air Patrol. Pastor Dean was a "Rock & Roller" from wayback!! He played keyboard and guitar in several local bands. He was a Red Green fanatic.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jeri Moberg of Burlington; one son, Robert Alan (Trisha Marie) Moberg of Burlington; one daughter, Kendra Louise Moberg of Burlington; three grandchildren, Alexis, Hunter and Jaiden Stuart all of Burlington; one brother, Mitchell W. (Lisa) Moberg of Phillipsburg, New Jersey; four sisters, Lynne K. (Steven) Sheese of Moline, Illinois, Shelley M. (Bill) Marlin of Fort Madison, Laurel Gilmore of Ramona, California and Tracey Gilmore of Tacoma, Washington; mother-in-law, Bonnie Diercks of Burlington; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two sisters, grandparents, two nephews, Carl Mundt and Cody Norton and father-in-law.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, February 19th, at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites at 7 p.m.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials have been established for Toys for Tots, Shriners Children's Hospital and Shannondale Community Center of Shannondale, Missouri.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
I met Dean and Jeri when I was only 15 back in the 70's. They gave me the most precious gift of my life, the gift of music. A crazy mixed up kid, they took me in and taught me how to express myself in a positive way! Although my travels took me far away from Iowa, I never forgot them and often looked back with fond memories and continued to practice and hone the skills they passed on to me. The world has lost a truely good person, but heaven has gained a man of gold. Jeri, I am so sorry for your loss!
Grew up in same neighborhood as Dean. Great guy. Easy to get along with. Worked many years at BNSF with him. He will be missed!!
Was on Mid lee Council of Churches with Pastor Dean and had the privilege of working with him on this committee. Then became closer when he taught the older children, one of which was my grand daughter at Bible school last summer. He was wonderful with all of the children and involved with the daily events of all of them. He will be missed and is dearly loved. God Bless.
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I first met Pastor Dean when he did the services
for my husband Kenneth Worley and brother Donald
Grimes-he was very kind and compassionate, my
condolences to the family. Bonnie Worley
John and I feel privileged to have known Pastor Dean.
He did a wonderful service for John's brother Wayne, who he hardly ever knew, and put that special touch to the service. He did a wonderful job in all he did through visiting with people and the Lenten services and being on the Mid-Lee County Council of Churches with him.
Blessings and prayers to his family.
John and Sharon Sander
Dean never showed, his temper as I did at the Shops.
He could be cool as Ice. Spoke softly always had control all the time of so it seemed. I lost touch with him for awhile. Glad to have got back to hear his wit & humor, RIP...DEANO..Blessin's & prayers to the Family
My husband and I knew Dean through the Astronomy Club. He was always so wonderful with any member or visitor. A very friendly person that was a joy to talk with. We will miss him. Our sympathies and prayers to his family and friends.
Dean was my favorite (only) brother and I was so glad to get to know him, even though we didn't grow up together. He was honorable, loving, funny, and faith-full. I loved seeing him overcome his fear of flying in order to travel. He loved completely and the world's light is dimmer since he is gone.
I will forever hold special memories shared with Dean and Jeri. We had so many great times together. Dean's unwavering faith, his always positive thoughts, his jokes, his musical talents and love for his family are just a few of the many positives that he has imprinted on my heart. He was an extraordinary man and is very much missed.
Such a great loss. Pastor Dean was a rare man who could offer such comfort when needed. He conducted my husband's funeral and our family agreed he was the best. Our sympathy to his family. Marilyn Bennett
A great friend of mine for over 50 years. Ours lives crossed paths many times over the years. I am proud to have called him my friend.
Sincere condolences to Jeri and the entire family. Dean lived his life with joy and handled his illness with admirable grace. There is so much to be grateful for.
able to talk to pastor dean about anything,trish orton
Thank you so much pastor dean for marrying Glenn and I so many moons ago. Thanks for the help with Glenn's dad when he was alive. Many blessings to your family and friends. you will be missed.
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