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Robert James Moroney

April 4, 1937 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 85)
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Robert James Moroney, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Oak Park Place Assisting Living in Dubuque. He was born on April 4, 1937, on the family farm near Masonville, the son of William and Catherine (Behan) Moroney. Bob was raised and educated near Masonville and was a 1955 graduate of East Buchanan High School.


On July 6, 1968, Bob was united in marriage to Carol Brock at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Six children were born to this union. The couple farmed together near Masonville until their retirement. In 2009 they moved to their home in Manchester. 


Bob was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception and St. Mary Catholic Churches. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob enjoyed playing cards, visiting casinos, and watching Westerns. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Bob knew no strangers. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. Bob loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with them.


Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carol Moroney of Dubuque; his six children, Matt (Linda) Moroney of Waukesha, Wisconsin; Molly (Joyce) Champeau of Anamosa, Suzy (Dana) Good of LeClaire, Sarah (Randy) Garcia of Bellevue, Nebraska, Joe (Becky) Moroney of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Mike (Diana) Moroney of Dubuque; 17 grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Dolan of Winthrop; and many nieces and nephews.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Moroney; parents-in-law, Glenn and Geneva Brock; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Buryl Hilton; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Mildred Moroney; and brother-in-law, Leo Dolan.

Bob's Mass of Christian Burial will be livestreamed at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Hospice of Dubuque.

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November 16, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

November 17, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
November 17, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

November 17, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Candle Road
Masonville, IA 50654

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Robert Moroney

April 4, 1937-November 12, 2022

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