Iver J. Moberg, age 99, resident of Clinton, MN, died August 1, 2018, at the Clinton Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN. Pastor Richard Larson will officiate and burial will be in Clinton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mundwiler & Larson Funeral Home in Clinton with a prayer service to follow. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services on Sunday.
Iver Julius Moberg was born to parents, John and Amanda (Olson) Moberg, on July 22, 1919, in Clinton, MN. He was the youngest in a family of nine boys and one girl. He attended rural schools and graduated from Clinton Public School in 1936. He was baptized and confirmed at Elim Lutheran Church where he was a life-time member.
Prior to being drafted into the army, Iver served at a CCC camp (Camp Ray) in International Falls. It was wintertime, and his crew burned the trees and brush that had been cut down for $1 per day.
On January 28, 1942, Iver left Big Stone County to start his military service in the US Army. He was in the 729th Military Police Battalion. He spent two years in Puerto Rico, where they guarded the Panama Canal area and the home of the General of the Caribbean. He survived Malaria in a military hospital while there. Iver also spent time state-side and got to help keep order during the Chicago Truckers’ strike. He was honorably discharged on October 13, 1945, from Camp Beale, California after serving 3 years, 8 months, and 15 days.
After coming back to Clinton, he began farming with his brothers, Ted and later Frank, for many years. On January 1, 1951, he was united in marriage to Leota (Botker) Moberg. To this union, five children were born: Kathy, James, Deanna, Gene, and Bruce. They began their married life living on the Harry Moberg farm before purchasing the Martinson farm 1 ¾ miles east of Clinton. They built a new home on that farm in 1964. Eventually they moved to town and Iver retired, but he never lost his love of farming. Helping plant and harvest was a highlight. He was 89 years old the last time he got into the combine to help his sons harvest.
Iver also enjoyed playing cards and pool at the local card club. He was a faithful member of Elim Lutheran Church, serving on the council. He was a member of the Clinton American Legion Post #258 for 73 years, where he served as commander and treasurer, a member of the Masonic Lodge for 71 years, a member of the NFO, and also served on the FHA board.
Iver was known for his wit and dry sense of humor, providing a lot of laughs for his many friends and family. He was a loving husband and a good father to his family, always putting their needs before his own.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Leota; five children: Kathy, Jim (Diana), Deanna (Kim) Stattelman, Gene (Donna), and Bruce (Kristi); grandchildren: Matt Moberg, Marshall Moberg, Nicholas (Kari) Stattelman, Leah (Marcus) Hendricks, Gabriel (Ashley) Moberg, Marcus (Rachel) Moberg, Kendra Moberg, David Moberg, Kayla Moberg, Nate Moberg, and Jessica Moberg; three great-grandchildren: Maci, Brooklyn, and Bennett Hendricks; and many other family members and friends.
Preceding Iver in death are his parents; brothers: Carl, John, George, Edmond, Harry, Theodore, Emil, and Frank; and a sister, Mildred.