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Doris Moe

Oct. 16, 1912-May 30, 2009

Longtime Audubon resident Doris A. Moe, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes.

Doris was born the daughter of Charles and Alma (Grothe) Riste on Oct. 16, 1912 in Waubun. She was educated in Hendrum, Minn., and graduated from Hendrum High School in 1931. Doris received her teaching degree from Moorhead State Teacher's College. She began her teaching career in Hendrum and in 1937, moved to Audubon, where she continued to teach.

Doris married Theron Moe on May 6, 1944 at First Lutheran Church in Audubon. They made their home in Audubon, where Doris continued her teaching career until retiring in 1976.

Doris was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Audubon, a charter member of VFW Auxiliary-Audubon 6033, a member of the Continuing Education Board and in 1985, was recognized as Becker County's Outstanding Senior Citizen for her volunteer efforts. She enjoyed her family, friends, crafts, volunteer work and traveling.

Surviving Doris are her two daughters, Constance (Leroy) Munson of Blaine, Minn., and Patricia (John) Nelson of Audubon; two sons, Charles (Henriette) Moe of Carver, Minn., and David (Carol) Moe of Detroit Lakes; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Juneth Riste of Minnesota and Marian Wright of Washington State; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Doris in death were her parents; husband, Theron (1976); two brothers, Glenn and Korman Riste; and one sister, Marjorie Riste.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 1 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, followed with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at First Lutheran Church in Audubon, with interment following at First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Audubon.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at