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Esther Moe

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Esther Moe

July 21, 1931-March 26, 2014

Esther J. Moe, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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Funeral services for Esther will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment will be held later this spring at Lake Eunice Evangelical Cemetery in rural Detroit Lakes.

Esther Joyce Moench was born to Harry and Zara (Solmon) Moench on July 21, 1931 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and was educated in the Callaway and Detroit Lakes area. On January 31, 1949, Esther was united in marriage to Lyle Moe in Waukegan, Ill. She was employed at Victory and St. Therese Hospitals in Waukegan for several years.

Esther returned to college to pursue a lifelong dream in becoming a nurse. After successfully completing her degree, Esther began working for St. Therese Hospital and Trauma Center in Waukegan.

In 1979, Esther and Lyle moved to Audubon, where she was employed at the St. Mary's Hospital emergency room in Detroit Lakes. After eight years at St. Mary's, Esther started working at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, retiring in 1995.

After retirement, Esther volunteered her time at Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church. She enjoyed staying busy doing all sorts of handy work and loved to knit and crotchet.

Esther will be remembered and missed by her four children, daughters Sharon (David) Murray of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Patricia Joseph of Sturtevant, Wis., and sons John Moe of Frazee and Duane Moe of Audubon; along with 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Lyle; and one grandson, Michael.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

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