Elaine L. Moe, 84, of Shakopee, formerly of Willmar, died Friday, May 13th at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee. Her funeral will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 20th at Calvary Lutheran Church Chapel in Willmar with burial in Trysil - Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery in Holmes City. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Thursday, May 19th at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave SE, Willmar, MN 56201 - www.calvarywillmar.org: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5760 Co Rd 4W SW, Holmes City, MN 56341; Grace Hospice, 7171 Ohms Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55439 - www.gracecaring.org.
Elaine Lois (Lordalen) Moe was born February 25, 1938, near Holmes City, MN, to Gustav and Hilda (Heikkinen) Lordalen. She was baptized and Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City. In 1956 she graduated from Hoffman High School. In January of 1959, she married her love, (Delmore) Lyle Moe. They lived in Willmar, for a while, then the Twin Cities Metro before settling back in Willmar, where they raised their two children, Todd and Kristel.
Elaine was a favorite “Lunch Lady” at the Willmar Area Schools! She was a staunch believer in donating blood and donated over 14 gallons. She loved to refinish antiques and could take a homely piece of furniture and make it beautiful. She also had, and gave many, made with love, afghans. Elaine enjoyed fishing, going to auctions (collecting over 100 brass bells), tending to her garden, and of course, her beloved dogs.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristel (Reed) Hammerschmidt and grandson, Zach of Prior Lake, sister, Jane Lordalen of Minneapolis, and special friend, Marge Gritzke of Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lyle; son, Todd, and brothers-in-law, Roger (Grace) Moe and David Moe.