John Moen of Boyd, MN passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 74.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church of Boyd with Rev. Lori Wold officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with a prayer service at 6:45PM.
John Raymond Moen was born on November 21, 1945 in Granite Falls, MN to Raymond and Bette (Mills) Moen. The family lived in Albert Lea where John attended school. He entered and served in the United States Marines. He met and married the love of his life Clarice (Siemer) Moen on August 28, 1965 at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. He worked alongside Clarice at her sister’s Mrs. Gerry’s Salads in Albert Lea. John and Clarice started a family in Albert Lea. The family moved to Tenstrike, MN where John purchased his dream, Birch Haven Campground. They together owned and operated the campground for 20 years. On November 1, 2006 John lost the love of his life to cancer. Following her death he then moved to southwestern Minnesota where he worked with brother Mike for a couple of years. In 2009 he met the second love of his life, Sylvia Bendickson and moved to Boyd, MN where they shared 11 wonderful years together.
John enjoyed fishing and going to the casino and his every morning game of cards with his best buddy”Sparky”. He also looked forward to his morning phone call from Lonny. John had a great sense of humor and was very quick- witted. He lived for his trips to Tenstrike to spend the summer fishing and relaxing with his kids and grandchildren at the campground.
John is survived by his children: Debbie (Jamie) Schramel, St. Cloud, MN, Troy (Jen), Tenstrike,MN Gwen (Mark Schafer) Moen, Oronoco, MN; grandchildren: Ashley (John), Alex, Samantha, Sarah, Giannah, K’La, Brittni, Danielle, TJ, Trista, Jacob, Tyler, Hanna, Katelyn, Jaden, Taylor; great-grandchildren: Teagen, William, Carter,; siblings: Jean (Daniel) Hocum, Donna (Ray) Haneca, Vicky (Roger) LaVoie; William Moen, Michael Moen, Thomas Moen, Robert Moen, Mark Moen; sister-in-law, Diane Moen; fiancée: Sylvia Bendickson; Sylvia’s children: Jane Coil, Roger (Kerry) Bendickson, Judy (Randy) Bendickson, Ricky (Dawn) Bendickson; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clarice in 2006, son, Lonny in 2017; siblings: Jackie in infancy, Jerry, Butch and Randy.
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