Anthony “A.J.” Jon Morales

Anthony “A.J.” Jon Morales, 36, of Mason City,  formerly of Clear Lake, died Monday at home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, with Dr. Rev. Rhoda Preston officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before the service.  Following the service he will be cremated and inurnment will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Family suggests memorials to Anthony J. Morales memorial fund.  

A.J. was born April 4, 1977 in Mason City, the son of Antonio and Roxane (Rust) Morales.  He grew up in the Clear Lake area.  He attended Iowa Central College in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.  He worked for I.M.T. in Garner, Iowa, as a welder and was a member of Teamsters Union 248  

A.J. enjoyed fishing, watching movies, listening to music, and driving around, but mostly spending time with his children and buddies.  

He is survived by his two children, Dakota Morales and Ciara Morales, of Iowa Falls, Iowa; his father, Antonio Morales, Ft. Worth, Texas; his mother, Roxane Balderas, Eagle Grove, Iowa; sisters, Veronica (Luis) Colorado, Eagle Grove, and Misty (Sergio) Padilla, Clear Lake; nieces and nephews, Nikolas Padilla, Sofia Padilla, Spencer Morales, Graciela Morales and Diego Morales; many aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Stanley Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements. 

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