Nancy F. Moe, 91, of Brooten died Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 19, 2021, at South Lake Johanna Lutheran Church in rural Brooten. Burial will be at the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5-7:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Nancy Fay Moe was born on March 14, 1929, in Barnesville, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Fay (Hay) Lakie. She grew up in Barnesville working for her dad’s businesses, Lakie’s Café, and the Bijou Theatre. Nancy received her primary education in Barnesville and graduated from Barnesville High School as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1947. She went on to graduate as the Valedictorian of the Hamline University Class of 1949 and earn her Bachelors Degree of Library Science from the University of Minnesota in 1951.
After college Nancy moved to Brooten to help her parents run the Brooten Theatre. On October 13, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Moe at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with three sons and a daughter. The family made their home in Brooten from 1951-56, they then moved to Barnesville where they ran the Bijou Theatre in 1956 and 1957. In 1957 they purchased the school buses in Barnesville and ran Moe Bus Line from 1957-1969. In 1974 Nancy and Robert moved back to Brooten where they farmed and enjoyed their lake cabin on Lake Linka.
Nancy was a member of South Lake Johanna Lutheran Church where she volunteered as a Sunday school and VBS teacher. At the age of 15, Nancy began playing the organ for her church. Over the next 71 years, she played for many churches in the area including South Lake Johanna. Nancy also enjoyed reading, bird watching, gardening, the Minnesota Gophers, and she loved her cats. Above all else, Nancy loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Nancy F. Moe died on February 13, 2021, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood at the age of 91. She is survived by her sons, David (Donna) of Brooten, John (Lois) of Brooten, and Robert (Tracy Laage) of Brooten; daughter, Fay Moe of Willmar; grandchildren: Tonie Dickmann, Sarah (Greg) Oeltjenbruns, Amanda (Noah) Anderson, Matthew (Jamie) Moe, Alexis (Michael) Marquardt, and Andrea Holthusen; great-grandchildren: Justin, Kendahl, Taylor, Logan, Blake, Nolan, Laken, Mason, Paige, William, and Oliver and her nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; grandson, Marc; brother, William and Mary Lakie Jr.; brothers-in-law, Leland Moe, Chester and Rhoda Moe, Earl and Boots Moe, and Loren Moe and Elaine Larson; and sisters-in-law, Inez Moe and Norma and Magnus Olson.
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