Kenneth Oliver Moe, Evansville, WI (1920 - 2012)
August 15, 1920 - June 30, 2012
Kenneth Oliver Moe, age 91, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville. He was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Stoughton, WI, the son of Henry and Olga (Bakken) Moe. He graduated from Evansville High School in 1939. He served in the United States Army from Nov. 28, 1942, until Jan. 7, 1946, as a military policeman and chauffer. Ken married Dorothy Greig on June 22, 1943, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stoughton and they just celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary. He worked for General Motors in Janesville for thirty years, retiring in 1986, and was also a member of UAW Local 95. Prior to working at GM, Ken was a dairy farmer. He also worked part-time as a carpenter and used these skills on his house. Ken loved spending time and visiting with his family and friends and was the first one to offer help whenever needed. Ken enjoyed playing cards, reading newspapers, gardening and bowling with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Evansville; four children: Dale (Richard) Ray of Orfordville, Daryl (Elizabeth) Moe of Stoughton, Sue (Jim) Brandenburg of Clinton, and Tamara Moe of Evansville; six grandchildren: Angela (Shawn) Janes, Scott and Olivia Moe, Barb Simpson, Brenda Moc, and Jim S. Brandenburg; six great-grandchildren: Brittney and Brandon Janes, Colton Moc, Brandon Buchko, Colin and Alexia Simpson; a sister, Beverly Moe; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and sisters: Edmond Moe, Arlette Franklin, Agnes McCarthy, Leonard Moe, Ruby Bowen, Adeline Trainor, Donald Moe and Betty Giddley; and a grandson, Michael Ray.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Reverend Janice Diefenthaler officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill cemetery, Evansville, with military rites by V.F.W. Post 6905, Evansville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME on Thursday.
The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Rock Haven for the loving care they gave to Ken.