Maurice Odean Moen, age 85, passed away on October 1, 2021, in Moorhead, MN.
Maurice was born in Grand Forks, ND, the youngest of four children born to Carl and Dagney (Olson) Moen. Maurice grew up on a farm outside of Whitman, ND. He attended grade school in Whitman, at times in a horse-drawn sleigh that is currently housed in a museum, and graduated in 1953 from nearby Michigan High School.
Maurice attended North Dakota State University. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, graduating in 1957 with a degree in agronomy and soil science. He worked most of his career with Cargill, retiring in 1996.
Maurice married Marjory Davidson from Lakota, ND. To this union 3 children were born: Michael, Meredith and David.
Maurice had a great sense of humor and usually had a good Norwegian joke to tell. He liked to go back to the home farm and help when possible, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing with family and friends. He was usually up for a game of Hand and Foot or Cribbage. He could often be found in the garage, tinkering with his woodworking tools and creating masterpieces, many of which found their way into the homes of loved ones. Maurice enjoyed traveling with his wife Marj, and was able to visit many interesting places. A vegetable garden and flower beds were always a part of the Moen household and Maurice took great pride in a lush and green lawn.
Maurice was an active member of the Lutheran Church and volunteered his time in numerous ways. He also was a fireman and EMT with the Carrington, North Dakota Fire Department.
Maurice is survived by his wife, Marjory Moen of Moorhead, MN; daughter Meredith McConnell of O’Neill, NE; son David and wife April Moen of Fargo, ND; grandchildren Kendra (Joel) Steinhauser and Matthew (Julie) Ethington; great-grandchildren Payton, Brynn, Jensen and Camden; brother Sherman (Janice) Moen, sister Donna (Bill) Newell; and many nieces and nephews.
Maurice was proceeded in death by his parents Carl and Dagney (Olson) Moen, son Michael Odean Moen and sister Almira (John) Hogenson.
Memorials received by the family will be donated to the residents of BeeHive Homes of Moorhead, MN, the memory care facility Maurice resided in that provided such great care for his final days.