Vernon I. Moe
The funeral service for Vernon I. Moe of Ellendale, Minnesota will be 10:00 a.m.
Saturday July 21, 2012 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Richland, MN.
The Reverend Scott Williams will officiate. Interment will be in Medo Cemetery, Pemberton, MN.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland, MN and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Richland or Medo Lutheran Church Pemberton, MN
Vernon died Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Mayo Health Center Albert Lea. He was 92 years old
Vernon was born June 12, 1920 in Freedom Township, Waseca County, Minnesota to Emil and Agnes (Larson) Moe. He has lived in the Pemberton area and the New Richland area. Vernon married Vernelle Oftedahl who passed away in 1957. He was then married to Joy Echternach in 1967. Joy passed away in 1998. His life occupation was farming. While in the Pemberton area he did custom corn shelling and hay baling and then moved to the New Richland area where he farmed. Vernon was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church and had been active in many of the churches activities.
Vernon was a veteran of the Army during WWII. He had served in the South Pacific and was part of the invasion of five Islands. He witnessed the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Vernon was also active with the Veterans organizations and enjoyed being in many parades. Vernon will be remembered for being a kind, gentle and giving person. Vernon was also remembered for being such a good-natured man. Vernon loved his family, especially his grandchildren and would do anything for them. Vernon will be remembered as a fare, true and humble person
Vernon is survived by his daughter: Jan (Rick) Leth; son-in-law: Neil Burtness; step children: Karen (Jerry) Duffee, Judy (Jerry) Lange and Connie Fletcher; plus many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Vernon is preceded in death by his parents: Emil and Agnes Moe; two daughters: Judy Burtness (twin sister to Jan Leth) and Karen Peterson; a step daughter: Linda Parker and a son-in-law: Jim Fletcher.
Vernon I. Moe
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