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Joseph Moheban


The world lost an extraordinary man, Dr. Joseph Moheban, on Jan. 3, 2019.

He was born Oct. 10, 1931, in Meshad, Iran, and was the son of the late Jacob and Zimarod Moheban.

Joe lived an incredible 87 years and is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn J. (Turner) Moheban. He is also survived by his three children; daughter, Lisa Hueber (Stuart) of Dallas, Texas; son, Jeffrey Moheban (Erin) of Fishers, Ind; son, Greg Moheban (Martha) of Indianapolis, Ind; grandchildren, Whitney Hodges, Alyssa Sprick, Rachael Moheban, Hannah Moheban, Matthew Moheban, Joseph Moheban, and Jordan Moheban; great-granddaughter, Layla Hodges; three sisters and two brothers.

Joe came to the United States in 1951 and graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in three years, and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1959. Dr. Moheban began his family practice in Shelbyville in 1960 and delivered over 2,500 babies. He retired in 2004 after 44 years of service.

Dr. Moheban was a member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, The Shelbyville Lions Club, The Shelbyville Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Physicians, The Indiana State Medical Association and the Shelby County Medical Society.

“Poppa,” as he was known by his grandchildren, cherished time with family above all else. He loved all of our family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving. We could never come too early or stay too late. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling and having coffee with his buddies. Joe loved history and the United States of America.

There will be a private family graveside service. A celebration of Dr. Moheban’s life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with Dr. Moheban’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund to Plant a Tree in Israel in Dr. Moheban’s name: usa.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.