Funeral services for Beverly J. Moen will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea. The Reverend Shane Koepke will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Central Freeborn Cemetery, rural Albert Lea.
Beverly passed away at her home of natural causes on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was 85 years old.
Beverly JoAnn (Wangen) Moen was born on July 9, 1932 in Riceland Township, MN to Charles and Irma (Johnson) Wangen. She would attend and later graduated from Albert Lea High School. On May 25, 1956, she was united in marriage to Cleon Moen at the East Freeborn Lutheran Church, rural Albert Lea. To this union, two children were born.
Beverly and her family lived in New Richland and Albert Lea, and Beverly has lived at Whispering Oaks Assisted Living in Ellendale for the past two years. She took care of her children and her home. Beverly was also the church organist at East Freeborn Lutheran Church for a number of years, and also was involved at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland where she would help wherever she could with the music program. Most recently, Beverly was a member at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
When Beverly was younger, she liked to go ballroom dancing with a group of her friends. She enjoyed going to movies at the movie theater, and she very much enjoyed spending time around the lake, or at the pond at her home where she lived for a number of years. Above all, Beverly enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Beverly was a child at heart, and loved playing with her children and grandchildren. She can be described as a fun loving grandma with a good sense of humor and liked to have fun! She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and always cherished the times she spent with her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Cleon; both parents, Charles and Irma; a sister, Marjorie (Gar) Nash; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Moen and Elwood Jensen.
Beverly is survived by her two children, Marti (Jim) Lillesve of Plymouth, MN, and Michael (Julie) Moen of New Richland; grandchildren, Tami (Matt) Bryan of Prior Lake, MN, Anthony (Christina Wilson) Lillesve of Roseville, MN, Joshua (Jackie) Moen of New Richland, Alex (Andrea) Moen of Ellendale, and Adam (Mathias Anderson) Moen of Minneapolis; great-grandchildren, Kendra, Ashton, Will, Amelia, Breckyn, Bexleigh, and a great-grandchild on the way; sister in-law, Mildred Jensen; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Her witty and spunky personality will always be remembered and she will be missed.