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Marian Moeller

February 23, 1921 — May 17, 2017

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Marian Moeller, 96, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Hawarden, Iowa passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa with Rev. Michael Boothby officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to The family prefers memorials be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa for new linens.

Marian Wanda Moeller was born to Robert and Anna (Jahn) Vander Hamm on February 23, 1921 on the farm where she was raised near Ireton, Iowa. Her mother passed away when she was two and she then was raised by Robert and her step-mother, Edna (Kading) Vander Hamm. She attended country school through the 8th grade. Marian was a pioneer woman and tended the countless chores of farm life while helping to raise her five younger siblings.

She was united in marriage to Marlin Moeller on November 28, 1943. Marlin and Marian farmed together and raised two daughters. In 1954 they moved to Hawarden, Iowa where she resided until 2012, when she moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton where she taught Sunday School for 25 years and was a member of the Ladies Aid.

Marian loved the simple things in life. She planted many beds of flowers, canned countless jars of produce, and pieced and hand quilted numerous quilts. She was adored by family and friends who could never get enough of her famous cinnamon rolls. Her grandkids and their friends enjoyed the many trips grandma took them on. She also enjoyed fishing, sewing, and wintering in Texas.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters, Lois (Kenneth) Campbell and Judy Moeller both of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Brenda (Keith) Scholten, Ronna (Peter) Campbell, Cheryl (Eric) Hage, and Jeff (Brooke) Campbell; ten great-grandchildren; her sister, Joan Osterkamp of Alcester, South Dakota; and two sisters-in-law, Lavonne Vander Hamm of Hawarden, Iowa and Leora Bonnema of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin in 1979; two brothers, Wallace Vander Hamm and Wilbur Vander Hamm; and two sisters, Mildred Moeller and Myrna Vander Hamm.


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ,Friday, May 19, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

7:00 PM ,Friday, May 19, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Saturday, May 20, 2017
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa 51027
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