Truman R. Moen, 92

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Truman R. Moen, 92

Truman R. Moen, 92

Truman R. Moen, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin.

Truman was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Rock Dell Township, Minnesota, to Ole and Bertina (Ness) Moen and attended country school in Rock Dell. He entered the U.S. Army in 1944, where he served in the Pacific. He joined the Color Guard in 1948 and proudly remained a member through this year. On May 31, 1947, Truman was united in marriage to Mavis Lovain Johnson at West St. Olaf Church near Hayfield, Minnesota.

He worked at Hormel for over 30 years and retired when he was 58 years old. After retirement, he worked at the Hayfield Golf Course for many years. Truman was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Austin Post 91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post 1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, playing Bingo and going to the casino. He liked cars and took pride in keeping them well maintained. Truman was proud of his Norwegian heritage. He spoke and read Norwegian and he traveled to the family homestead in Bø, Telemark, in southern Norway. He loved spending time with his family.

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Truman is survived by his wife, Mavis Moen, Austin; children, Nancy and Bruce Ramseth, Austin, Larry and Kimbarly Moen, Ramona, California, and Terilyn and Rod Uher, Austin; grandchildren, Ben, Adam, Nate, Ellie, Reed, Leif, Jared, Thomas (TJ), Jordan, Angie, Becky and Eric; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Sanvick, Hayfield; brother, Ivan (Dorothy) Moen, Byron, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Marie Moen, Rochester, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Efraim, Archie, Leon, Marvin, Robert and Paul; and sisters, Opal and Martha.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Forbes officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post No. 1216 VFW in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service on Friday morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Grace Lutheran Church.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.