Norman Moon 1932-2013

Posted May 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Norman Moon 1932-2013

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Norman Moon, age 80, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his residence in Cherokee.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Father Dan Guenther officiating. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Military services were conducted by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at

Norman Eugene Moon was born October 19, 1932, at St. Lawrence, S.D. 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, S.D., at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Following four years of military service, he began employment as an area cattle buyer for Armour and Co., in Huron, S.D. In 1970, he began working for Iowa Beef Processors, in the same capacity. His work took the family to homes in Yankton, S.D., Mason City and Council Bluffs, Iowa, 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.

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 and three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Roy McKown of Hot Springs, S.D.; a sister-in-law, Arlene Clark of Richardson, Texas; 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.