In Memory of

Norman E. Moon

October 19, 1932 - May 6, 2013
Norman Eugene Moon was born on October 19, 1932, at St. Lawrence, South Dakota to V.A. "Art" and Viola (Turner) Moon. He graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1950. On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Wanelda Slunecka (of Miller, SD) at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. Following four years of military service, he began employment as an area cattle buyer for Armour and Co., in Huron, SD. In 1970, he began working for Iowa Beef Processors, in the same capacity. His work took the family to homes in Yankton, SD, Mason City, IA, Council Bluffs, IA, and to Cherokee in 1972. He retired in 1995. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He served as Grand Knight, State Deputy, and Faithful Navigator. He was a former member of the A.H.A. Board and served as chairman. Norm truly enjoyed spending time with his family and was a faithful supporter of his grandchildren's sporting events and other activities over the years. He was a people person, who enjoyed "coffee-ing" and an occasional card game, playing golf, walking, watching college football and basketball, and earlier on, dancing was a favorite pastime. On May 6, 2013, Norm passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wanelda Moon of Cherokee; one son and three daughters: Joe (Kris) Moon of Storm Lake, Lori (David) Fordyce, Julie (Tom) Bohnenkamp both of Aurelia, and LaNae (Joe) Ceryanec of Des Moines; nine grandchildren: Eric (Erin) Sonksen of Johnston, Megan Ceryanec, of London, UK, John Fordyce, of Chicago, IL, Michael Ceryanec of Chicago, IL, Tim Fordyce of Davenport, Emily Sonksen and fiancé Kolin of West Des Moines, Matthew Ceryanec of Iowa City, Lexi Moon of Storm Lake, and Tyler Moon of Storm Lake; three step-grandchildren: Tony Bohnenkamp of Des Moines, Kristin (Travis) Busby of Grimes, and Matt (Andrea) Bohnenkamp of Bondurant; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Roy McKown of Hot Springs, SD; a sister-in-law, Arlene Clark of Richardson, TX; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Eugene in 1960; a brother, Vince Moon and his wife Marge; a sister, Ardith McKown; a sister-in-law, Audrey Dean and a brother-in-law, Everett Clark.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther Father Jim Smith
Eric Sonksen John Fordyce Tim Fordyce Matt Ceryanec Michael Ceryanec Tyler Moon
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7P.M. prayer service Wednesday, at the funeral home with a Knights of Columbus Rosary to follow.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Soloist- Tony Bohnenkamp
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa Military services will be provided by the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Wanelda: I read about Norm's passing. I'm so sorry and know it must be very difficult for you. I remember well out wonderful outings and the St. Lawrence dances. I thought Norm the wittiest person I have ever known. It was nice to see you years ago and hope our paths will meet once again. Our class reunion is Sept. 13, 14, and 15th. Take care my dear old friend. Love, from Janice Weaver Stewart
- Janice M. Stewart
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. So sorry to hear of Norm's passing. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Doug and Sheila Alesch
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Uncle Gene...the good Lord is very particular about making the special ones and Gene was one of them. So many great memories. Aunt Wanelda, Lori, Joe, LaNae and Julie my heart goes out to you with the deepest of condolences. God Bless!”
- Timothy J Moon
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“LaNae and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Barb & Steve Cappaert”
- Steve & Barb Cappaert
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Wanelda and family, I am so sorry about the loss of Norman. I want you to know that I will be thinking of you during this difficult time.”
- Karen K Burkhardt
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. May you cherish his memories forever and know that he is with God watching over you. My heart goes out to you and your family. Keeping you in my prayers.”
- Lori Young (Cuthrell)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Wanelda and family I am so sorry to hear about Norm. Prayers for all of you. ”
- Laurie A. Niemeier
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was sorry to hear about Norm. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I worked with Norm for about 20 years at IBP. I always enjoyed our time together. He had a great sense of humor!
Terry Hansen”
- Terry Hansen
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Norm. What a wonderful man! God Bless you all.”
- Dagne Gustafson
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dear LaNae, My sincere sympathies to you and your family. Folks always say this, but you are indeed in our thoughts and prayers here at Meredith.”
- Saralyn Alderman
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Uncle Gene will be missed.”
- Jeff Dean
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Hi Lanae and family. Laurie and I wanted you to know we are with you in spirit and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

I remember Norm as a very kind and fun person to be around and was glad to have gotten to know him over 20 years ago! How time flys by.

Please give our best to your mom and siblings and try and celebrate his wonderful life.

Jim, Laurie, Jenny, Annie, Jack, and Kelli Kersten, Fort Dodge”
- Jim Kersten
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers, So sorry for your loss.
Steve and Kelli Hirschman”
- Kelli Hirschman
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