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Shirley H. Moeckel
Shirley H. Moeckel, 87, of Waterloo, IL, died January 28, 2017, in Waterloo, IL. He was born August 30, 1929, in Jacob, IL.
He is survived by his wife Hazel P. Moeckel (nee McGill); daughter Kim (Mark) Moeckel-Arbeiter; sons Herbert (Kathy) Moeckel & Jon (Blaire) Moeckel; grandson Max Moeckel-Arbeiter; foster grandson Chase; Gage Moeckel, Gavin Moeckel, & Grant Moeckel; sister Janice Bright; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; & cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert G. & Stella S. (nee Bellmann) Moeckel; brother Dr. Russell J. (Loretta) Moeckel; & brother-in-law Dr. JC Bright.
Shirley graduated Gorham High School in 1947, he worked for his father on the farm and in the family tavern from 1947-1950, served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955, and started his career as a farmer and business owner in 1956. Shirley served 15 years on Twin County Service Co., 1 year on Board of Directors, 9 years as Vice President, & 5 years as President; served as Director of Jackson County Farm Bureau Board; Director of Illinois Grain Corp. Board, until merger with FS Growmark; director of First National Bank Board of Gorham; presently, President of KHJ Inc. - buying and selling of farms and commercial land and investments. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jacob, IL; current member of Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo, IL; life member of the VFW; life member of the American Legion; & life member of the USAFSS (FTVA).
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo, IL, Christ Lutheran Church - Jacob, IL,
VFW - Waterloo, American Legion - Waterloo, or Donor's Choice
9 AM until time of service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church
11 AM Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Tony Troup officiating
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 31, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to the entire Moeckel family. I got to know Shirley when I worked for Twin County Service Co. Shirley was a great supporter of the cooperative way of doing business and a successful business man who I always enjoyed visiting with. He always had a smile and would always ask how things were going? A great man that I am sure you were all proud of.
Gerald Witges, Teutopolis, ill
Gerald Witges Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM
A MOUNTAIN MEADOWPEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on January 31, 2017
Condolences to the Moeckel family from our Headwaters Missouri group.
Expression of Sympathy Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM
My sincerest sympathies to the Moeckel Family. May you find comfort in Christ during your time of sorrow.
Larry McGuire Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Shirley was one of my very favorite customers and I considered him a friend. He was always smiling and I enjoyed visiting with him. He was a true gentleman and he will be missed. Not only was he a good businessman, he was absolutely honest on all his dealings. I am so sorry I won't be able to attend the service because I am out of state but will be thinking of you who, like me, consider having known him as a blessing.
Allen Kaisor Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM
Hazel...I am so sorry to hear about Shirley. You had many years and many memories together. I had my pastor anoint me with oil yesterday as a stand in for you and prayer from the ones in my church. Stay strong. I will pray for the guardian angels to be with you and the holy spirit to reside. Love you. Carla
Carla blacklock Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM
Hazel & Family,
I'm so sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. I wanted to tell you that when I think of him I always picture his smiling face in my mind's eye--I can't recall ever seeing him when he wasn't smiling. I didn't get to see him often, of course, but always enjoyed it when I did.
I'm praying for all of you that the Holy Spirit will comfort you in the way only He can in the coming weeks and months. May God bless you all.
Darla Mitchell Shelby Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 30, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM
An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was ordered on January 29, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Jan 29 2017 12:00 AM
Life these days is living on memories more than making them. You, Helen & Shirley have given me a ton of good ones and they all make me smile. Sylvia & I are there with you in spirit.
Love and prayers from us.
Bob Jan 29 2017 12:00 AM