C. William "Bill" Moulton, 81, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, following a long and courageous battle against Wegener's disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with a Vigil Service at 8 p.m.
Bill was born on a farm Oct. 5, 1931, to Clarence and Dorothy (Johnston) Moulton in Buck Creek, Iowa. He attended Buck Creek Consolidated schools, followed by earning his degree at Upper Iowa University. He worked his way through college as a farm hand, carpenter, plumber, cook, and gas station attendant. Those experiences as a hard worker, earned him the title of "Mr. Fix It" by his four daughters and he often traveled to their homes with his tool box.
Bill served his country in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
C. William 'Bill' Moulton
On April 11, 1953, he was united in marriage to Donna Curtis at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene, Iowa.
He enjoyed 30 years with State Farm Insurance, retiring in 1994. He and Donna enjoyed their travels to European countries and throughout the United States. With a whistle and a smile, Bill enjoyed golfing, reading, his Canadian fishing trips with State Farm buddies, and his Thursday night card games. Family topped this list as most important in his life.
Bill never knew a stranger and was a proud member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, where he served on the building committee for the new church and proudly rang the bell at the dedication. He was a member of the Tama-Toledo Lions Club, American Legion, and Tama-Toledo Country Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and his parents-in-law.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Donna of Toledo; four daughters, Shelley (Kim) Willer of Urbandale, Dee Dee (George) Trovas of Iowa City, Lynette (Don) Roberts of McAlester, OK, and Missy (Steve) Sabus of Naperville, IL; his grandchildren, Lesley (Jeff) Ellis, Betsy (Tim) Lambertsen, Brett (Ericka) Willer, Paul (Kris) Trovas, Georgia and Nick Trovas, Ashley Davidson, Ashley and Alexa Sabus; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Lake Wylie, SC, Roberta Hoffman of Cedar Rapids, and Mary (David) Broadrick of Clinton; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen (Ben) Wegand; a special aunt, Bernice Moulton; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.