Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Leroy R. Moeller, 77, of Keokuk

Leroy R. Moeller, 77, of Keokuk, formerly of Salem, Iowa, passed away at 2:38 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Unity Point – Keokuk. 
Born on May 19, 1941, on the family farm in rural Salem, Iowa, the son of Stacy and Gwendoline (Pauly) Moeller.

Survivors include three brothers: James (Eileen) Moeller of Washington, Iowa, Bernard (Donna) Moeller of Keota, Iowa and Robert Moeller of West Point, Iowa; three sisters: Glen (Ruth Ann) Taylor of Fort Madison, Iowa, Ron (Barb) Niehaus of Sperry, Iowa and Carol Kulpa of Newton, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Francine; one sister-in-law: Florence Moeller; two brothers-in-law: Walt Kulpa and Al Smith and one nephew Daniel Moeller.
Leroy was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle and hogs, singing, drawing, fishing, Mustang cars, playing pool and especially visiting with people uptown Salem.
Friends may call between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as Celebrant.
Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Houghton.
Memorials have been established in his memory for St. John’s Catholic Church or Dave’s Place in Keokuk.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be made at

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