Michael  Moredich
Michael Moredich

May 13, 1949 - October 24, 2022
Born in Hammond, IN
Resided in Ankeny, Iowa


Michael Moredich, 73, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, IA. A graveside service will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Burial will immediately follow.

Michael was born May 13, 1949, in Hammond, IN, to Carl and Cecilia (Gnerlich) Moredich. He grew up in Chula Vista, California. Michael graduated from Hilltop High School in Chula Vista in 1967. A couple years later in February of 1969, he enlisted in the Army. While in the Army Michael earned the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in November of 1969. After serving in the Army, Michael moved to Indiana.

Michael worked as a Designer for Down to Earth Irrigation in Indiana. He was very talented and had a passion for his career.

Michael had quite a few passions. He loved to garden. Anything he could grow really fascinated him. He was great with his tomatoes, but even greater at growing Okra. Okra is a vegetable that keeps on giving all summer long. Okra is related to the hibiscus plant and produces similarly beautiful flowers, that Michael really enjoyed.

When Michael was not in his garden he was watching or attending NASCAR races. He exclusively loved Dale Earnhardt. He attended races at the Charlotte and Indianapolis race ways. Michael was a huge fan and never stopped keeping up with NASCAR.

Michael is survived by his, two sons, Sean Smithey, Aaron Moredich; two brothers, Thomas J. (Susan) Moredich, William “Bill” (Connie) Moredich; sister, Mary (Charlie) Austin; longtime friends Arvana (Charles) Bulter, Sue Ernest. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences will be welcomed at



Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, November 3, 2022
9:30 AM


Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA 50003-3300