Mittelstadt Funeral Home: Obituaries

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LeRoy Richard Moe LeRoy Richard Moe
(December 20, 1918 - February 26, 2012)

LeRoy Richard Moe, 93, of Lake Mills, IA, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Muse Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City, IA.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, IA, with Pastor David E. Jordon officiating.

Family will greet friends during a visitation time, 5-7 PM, Friday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA, 50450, and again one hour prior to the service.

Inurnment will take place at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Lake Mills, IA.

LeRoy Richard Moe was born on December 20, 1918 in Winnebago County, Iowa, to parents Henry and Anna (Horvei) Moe. He attended rural schools and graduated from Lake Mills High School.

On April 3, 1943, LeRoy was united in marriage with Hazel Haugland at Trempealeau Valley Church in Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Chicago, South Dakota, and California, prior to moving to Lake Mills, Iowa in 1953. LeRoy worked as a trade school teacher, an electrician, and a printer. He learned the trade of fixing sewing machines from his father-in-law and continued with this trade for over 50 years. LeRoy was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church and served as Sunday school teacher and Superintendent, served on the stewardship committee, taught Bethel Bible Study, and served in various other capacities for the church. At age 88, he wrote a book entitled “Moe Farm Memories”, about his life growing up as the youngest of 14 children on the family farm north of Lake Mills. LeRoy and Hazel enjoyed traveling to Europe, Alaska, North Carolina, and the surrounding Midwest states. Leroy also started painting at age 70. Survivors include five children, Nancy L. Reinsmoen of Los Angeles, CA, Rollyn L. Moe of Lake Mills, IA, Carol A. (Charles H.) Rayburn of Mason City, IA, David R. Moe of Lake Mills, IA, and Donald R. (Starr) Moe of Jenks, OK; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Reinsmoen of Roswell, NM, Rachel (Tony) Cohn or Phoenix, AZ, Christine (David) Wiese of Slinger, WI, Bridget (Matt) Edson of Nashua, IA, Brendon Moe of Des Moines, IA, Brenna of Joice, IA, Parker Moe of Jenka, OK; and four great-grandchildren, Ethan Cohn, Reece Reinsmoen, and Ian and Isaac Wiese. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Lenora Haugland of Rock Island, IL and Carma Flugum of Lake Mills, IA as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relative and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, his parents, and thirteen siblings. Alfred Moe, Evelyn Moe, Mabel Moe, Wilma Anderson, Beulah Martinson, Hulda Johnson, Millie Albano, Carl Moe, Violet Honken, Lillian Honken, Eleanor Iverson, Hamlet Moe, and Myrtle Moen.