Robert “Bob” Moreland, 90 of Afton, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Creston Specialty Care. Funeral services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center. Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Visitation will be open to the public from 1-5 PM, Monday, August 8, 2022. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 -10:30 AM at the funeral home. Bob will be laid to rest in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Robert Moreland Memorial, to be established by the family. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com. The service is also available via Livestream.
Robert William Moreland was born in Union County, west of Creston, Iowa on July 20, 1932. Robert was the 2nd of 3 sons born to Gayl and Ruth (Baker) Moreland. As a young boy, the family lived on the farm west of Creston and later moved to Ozark, Missouri where Robert attended elementary school. Robert graduated from Creston High School with the Class of 1950. Following graduation, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy, serving 4 years during the Korean Conflict. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Bob married L. Maxine Souther on December 17, 1954. Bob and Maxine remained in California several years, residing in Paso Robles, California. The couple would be blessed with 2 sons: Jeffrey and Timothy.
In 1964, the family returned to Iowa and resided on a farm near Afton. Bob had a love for farming and raised cattle and grew corn and soybeans. He also worked for Leonard Pettit for several years, butchering and processing beef and pork.
Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maxine Moreland of Creston; his 2 sons: Jeffrey Moreland of Kansas and Timothy (wife Bongsoon) Moreland of Afton, Iowa; 5 grandchildren: Chanda Moreland, Evan Moreland, Kara Mange, Jordan Moreland and Jared Moreland; 5 great-grandchildren: William Roberts, Bryana Moreland, Nicolette Mange, Maddalena Mange and Anthony Mange, Jr.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Harold and Donald Moreland; his mother, Ruth Moreland (when Bob was 12 years old); his father, Gayl and step-mother, Lu Moreland; and his in-laws, Jim and Elsie Souther.