Obituary for Dr. Girard Moline
Dr. Girard Scott “Jerry” Moline, age 67 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home.
Jerry was born May 29, 1950 in Princeton, Minnesota the son of Girard Reuben and Edith Ann (Peterson) Moline. He was married on February 15, 1980 in Carmel, California to Rima Moline.
Jerry was a 1968 graduate of Morristown High School in Morristown, Minnesota and then attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He went on to graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Physics on May 25, 1973. He received a Master Degree in Engineering from the University of California on June 14, 1985.
Jerry was employed as a systems engineer with Hughes Aircraft primarily working in missile development and design with his work taking him throughout the world, including Iran in 1975. The work in Iran is where he met his future bride, Rima. He was later employed in missile design with Northrop and Ferranti for several years.
He began medical school at the age of 42 because he became passionate about medicine after learning more of his daughter’s congenital heart defect. He graduated from the Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995 and began his residency at Capital Region Medical Center, which he completed in 1998. He began working for Capital Region Medical Center as a Family Medicine physician in the Owensville clinic before making the move to what is now the Capital Region Physicians Southwest clinic, where last year he was extremely proud to celebrate his 15th year with the clinic. He spent his Wednesdays at New Horizons as a primary care consultant.
Jerry was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was an active supporter of the American Heart Assn.
Throughout his life, Jerry always had a thirst for knowledge to further his extensive education. He was an avid reader and loved reading anything regarding anatomy, science, or physics. He was a man with a kind heart and a strong work ethic who loved caring for his patients.
Most importantly, he cherished his time with his family, especially time spent with them at their cabin on Lake Superior.
Survivors include: his wife of thirty-seven years, Rima; three children, Erik Moline of Jefferson City, Mo., Michael Moline (girlfriend Felicia Triviski) of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Lisa Moline (boyfriend Stephen Dreyer) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Gay Martin (husband Jim) of Owatonna, Minnesota; three brothers, Gary Moline of Yucaipa, California, Mark Moline (wife Lori) of Shoreview, Minnesota, and David Moline of Morristown, Minnesota; seven nieces and nephews, Susan Bushwar (husband John), Debbie Crane (husband Jeff), Nathan Martin (wife Amanda), Patrick Martin (wife Jamie), Justin Moline (wife Brittany), Jeffrey Moline, and Jessica Boerkel (husband Micah); several great nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be at Concord Baptist Church from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Monte Shinkle officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Concord Baptist Church, 3724 W. Truman Blvd, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
****Please note that his service will be live streaming on Concord Baptist Church's website starting at 9:45 am Tuesday and all family and friends can watch by going to: www.concordjc.org/watch-live/