David S. Moyer

  • Born: July 12, 1927
  • Died: January 15, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

David S. Moyer, 88 longtime resident of the Iowa City area died Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Iowa City Rehab and Health Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory.

David Sherman Moyer was born July 12, 1927, in North English, Iowa the son of David S. and Iva E. (Good) Moyer. Following graduation from high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. On July 23, 1953, he was united in marriage to C. Lillian Showman here in Iowa City. The couple made their home in Wellman, Joetown and since 1980 here in Iowa City. He worked a number of different jobs in the area before his employment at the Veterans Administration Hospital where he retired after 25 years of service.

David liked life simple, he enjoyed puzzles, reading, baking pastries, painting, watching sports on TV, going pheasant hunting with his same friends, and golf! He was a member of the former Fairview Golf Course since 1961, and you could find him there most days, rain or shine, snow or sleet, he loved the game of golf.

His family includes his wife, Lillian; children, Donald R. Moyer of Iowa City; Joni Caplan (Dave) of Iowa City; and Dan W. Moyer (Tonda) of North Liberty; daughter-in-law, Janet Moyer of Kaysville, Utah; grandchildren, Jeanine, Jeremy, Chris, Derek, Benjamin, and Shoshannah; great grandson, Johnathan; a sister, Marian Williamson of Osage, IA; and his brother, Robert Moyer (Carol) of South English.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John D. Moyer; 2 brothers, Ray and Dean Moyer; and his sister, Bernice Anderson.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lillian you our in on thoughts and prayers at this time of grief, God will give you the peace and patience you need. I will miss my visits with you and David,

Posted by Bill Benson - Coralville, IA   January 18, 2016

Lil, Joni and Dan and the entire Moyer family. Words cannot express my heartfelt sadness over the passing of Dave. We do know that he is in a better place.
Who would of known that when Mildred and I met Dave at that little gas station in Wellman Iowa, back in the early 80's, one November morning, that it would start such a wonderful relationship that lasted so many years. You and Dave were like none other. Lil, the pleasure and enjoyment that I had for the next 13-15 years of hunting and playing golf with Dave and Mildred being with you was just heart warming. You and Dave are at the top of the list as wonderful people. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You and your family are now and will always be remembered. You have my deepest sympathy. We will stay in touch. Harold

Posted by Harold Sparks - Cave Creek, AZ - Friend   January 17, 2016

Sorry for your loss Dan and Don - you are in my prayers.

Posted by Matthew Pacha - Iowa City, IA   January 16, 2016

Dear Lillian, and Joni, Have many pleasant memories of Dave and thank you for sharing him those many hours of golf. So many times he has been in my thoughts. He is surely at peace now and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Lou Eichler

Posted by Lou Eichler - Hot Springs Village, AR - Friend   January 16, 2016

Joni, I am so sorry. Cherish your memories

Posted by Connie Short - Cedar Rapids, IA - colleague   January 15, 2016

So sorry for your family's loss of your dad Joni. May God be with you all.

Posted by Sherri Bolton - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   January 15, 2016

To the Moyer and Caplan families. Condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Fiona Ritchings - Los Angeles, CA - Family friend   January 15, 2016

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