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In Memory of Roger Moe

Mass of Christian Burial Live Stream

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday August 9, 2021
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Lake St Croix Beach
MN, 55043

Gathering of friends and family

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday August 8, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Roger Allen Moe, age 72 of Lakeland, MN, died August 1st at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. Roger was born on September 24, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota; the son of Eldred and Roberta (Brennan) Moe. He attended various elementary schools, such as Chippewa Falls, prior to graduating from Glenwood City High School in the class of 1967. He would further his education through a vocational school for the trade of auto diesel mechanic. Following this, he enlisted in the armed forces where he proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Germany. He would fall in love with the former Anne Marie Wink. They would be united in marriage on June 24, 1972 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City. This union would be further blessed with three sons.

Roger worked as a diesel mechanic for many years. Although he worked with various companies over the years such as Greyhound, he retired from Mike’s Truck and Trailer. Following his retirement, he took great pleasure in riding his bike around the scenic St. Croix River Valley. He was ever so proud of his classic cars; more specifically his Chevy Nova and Impala. He was an ardent fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed watching and attending auto races. He always looked forward to his annual ‘fishing trip’ to Horseshoe Lake although there was some debate on how much fishing the guys actually did. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t try to fix. His greatest love was being surrounded by Anne, his boys and their families; especially the grandchildren. He was active in the boys lives whether cub scouts or coaching soccer or baseball. Roger never complained and always looked for the positive in any situation as his cup was always half full!

Roger will remain in the hearts of his wife Anne; sons Jason (Janine), Brad (Samantha), Eric (Stephanie); grandchildren Kylie, Somara, Aubrey, Brecken, Cullen, Afton; step grandson Josh Dierickx, step great granddaughters Skylar & Kylie; his mother Roberta, sisters Jean (Jim) Hoppe, Linda (Cornie) Zevenbergen, Rita (Dick) Cassellius, Mary Patt (Kevin) Weeks, brother Brian (Angie), sister-in-law Sheila; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. His father Eldred and brother Bob precede him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial for Roger Moe will be 10:30 AM Monday, August 9th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 16770 13th Street South, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN 55043. This mass will be lives streamed, click here to watch.Burial will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 8th from 4pm to 7pm, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 So. 11th Street in Hudson as well as one hour prior to the mass at church Monday morning.

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    • A friend’s testament to Roger Moe

      When a person finds a special friend, it is often difficult to find words that describe why that friendship can endure for so many years. When I met Roger more than 50 years ago, little did I know that our friendship would grow and that my acquaintance with him would lead to such a broad network of people I would come to care so much about. Roger is part of a wonderful family and I have grown to know and admire his devoted parents and his loving siblings. Additionally, he married into a large family that I have known, grew up with, admired, and appreciated for nearly all my life. And when Roger and Anne married, there became the beginning of a life that together created another wonderful family with three great sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren—all good citizens who have brought much love and joy to this world.
      Roger was a man of simple pleasures. A good Green Bay Packers football game, a fast vintage car, a good day of fishing, a cold can of beer, and a good day with his boys and their children seemed to be the greatest pleasures he could enjoy. These pleasures went a long way toward making Roger’s days complete. And Anne has been a wonderful partner in creating and sharing these treasured gifts.
      As I was searching for words or statements that illustrate the character of this wonderful man, I ran across a couple items that I believe help explain Roger’s most precious gift to others. Unfortunately, I don’t know the writer of these words but they are: “He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love”. “The door to the human heart can be opened only from the inside”. “Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship”. Roger was a very courteous man, he opened his heart to others, and he offered friendship to everyone around and during his time with us. I (we) will deeply miss this wonderful, most kind, and sincerely gentle friend.

      Dan Brathal
      August 8, 2021

    • Anne, Jason, Brad and Eric,
      Our hearts break for all of you as you go through this difficult time.
      There has never been a more devoted wife than you Anne, that honored her marriage vows “For better or worse, in sickness and in health.”
      Jason, Brad and Eric the one Commandment of “Honor your Father and Mother ” has never been displayed more than during this time after your Dad was diagnosed with this horrible disease.
      Roger was a Great Man and we know you will continue to hear those words about him.
      If the world was full of more people like Roger Moe what a wonderful world this would be.
      Our Deepest Love & Sympathy

    • Thoughts and prayers to the family of a wonderful and life long friend. We shared many, many great times and memories way back from Jr. high, and never lost contact. He was a very true friend and one that always seemed to be there when needed, always seemed under control and never lost his temper. A quiet man with deep family and religious beliefs.
      Rest in peace and you will be missed my friend!