Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 11, 2010
Ronald Charles Moe, 73, died at his home in rural Austin Thursday, April 8, 2010. He was born February 18, 1937 to Harry and DeSales (Poshusta) Moe in Garner, Iowa. The family moved to Minnesota to farm north of Austin. Ronnie graduated from Austin High School in 1956. He worked for Ulland Brothers and inducted to the US Army in 1957 After serving in Italy he was honorably discharged PFC in 1959. Returning to Minnesota, he married Delores Christofferson on March 8, 1959 at St. Olaf Lutheran Chapel in Austin. They lived and farmed in Moscow Township during their entire marriage. Ronnie worked at Hormel Foods Corp. from 1986 until 2000. A 4-H father, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Moe of rural Austin; sons, Rick Moe of Austin; Jeffrey (Sara) Moe of rural Austin; daughters, Rhonda (Daniel) Schroeder of Rockland, Wisconsin; Jill (Troy) Stewart of Walker; Jackie (Brian) Betlach of Blooming Prairie; Jennifer (Daniel) Holt of Walker; foster children, Larry and Jamie Hanson of Madison, Wisconsin; Laura Hansen of Albert Lea; Richie Daub of Wabasso; daughter-in-law, Laurie Moe of Walker; 22 grandchildren, Israel (Nicole), Selby and Austin Moe, Kelly, Isaac, Nathan (Tammy) and Michael Schroeder, Jessica, Jamie, Jana and Jolee Stewart, Tereasa (Bill) Taylor, Mitch (Shelly) Fields, Tony (Brandi) Emmons, Chelsea Miller, Marysa, Preston and Chase Moe, Alexis, Breanna, Carter and Daniel Holt; 10 great grandchildren; four sisters, Marlene (LaVerne) Ingvalson of Woodbury; Shirley (Lloyd) Richardson of Austin; MaryAnn (Donald) Ryks of Shorewood; Martha (Dean) Krueger of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Steven (Mary Kay) Moe of Austin; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday April 12, 2010 at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin with Rev. David Martin officiating and flag presentation by American Legion Post 91. Friends may greet the family from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel, Austin, and at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com