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Merlyn Moe

June 18, 1936-Nov. 3, 2011

Merlyn Duane "Bub" Moe, 75, of Vergas passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2011, at the Vergas United Methodist Church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. It will continue one hour prior to services at the community center on Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Vergas Community Center. Interment will be made in Vergas Village Cemetery.

Lunch will be hosted at the Vergas Community Center following the service for all to attend. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit

Bub was born to Otto and Lucille (Thilmony) Moe on June 18, 1936 in Hope, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Valley City, N.D., where he lived until moving to Rose Lake, near Vergas, in 1949 and his parents purchased Rocky Bar (now known as Spanky's).

In 1955, Bub and his dad Otto built Moe's Garage, where Bub did business for the next 56 years, having wrenches in his hands until the time of his death.

Bub was united in marriage to Jane Langager on August 30, 1959. They were blessed with three children: Nancy, William and Kellie. Bub was dedicated to his family and to his wife of 52 years, Jane, planning date days on Fridays for their time to get away.

Bub truly enjoyed his work and spent many hours at the shop, with the community trusting his knowledge and expertise of his mechanical skills. The shop was often a gathering place for many to come visit and catch-up on important topics.

Bub also enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening, golfing, cutting wood, woodworking, making projects in his wood shop and creating handmade fish-decoys.

Bub was a quiet and friendly person and a good listener. He touched the lives of many people that he met and they often felt a connection to his kindness and sincere generosity. He will truly be missed by his many friends and loving family.

Surviving Bub are his wife Jane, of Vergas; three children, Nancy Moe of Vergas, William "Bill" Moe of Vergas and Kellie (John) Floren of Willmar, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jenna Wollitz, Isabella Heuer, Jason Floren, Lucas Floren and Michael Floren; three sisters, Mary Lou (Arnold) Bennett of Frazee, Elizabeth "Betty" (George) Bertram of Balsam Lake, Wis., and Janet (Earl) Scott of Detroit Lakes; and one brother, Marvin (Linda) Moe of Lakeville, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Maynard and Myron.