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Tracy Moen

Tracy Moen

April 1, 1950-Feb. 22, 2014

Tracy B. Moen, 63, of Frazee, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, with his wife and sons by his side.

Tracy Bryce Moen was born to Ted and Margaret (Johnson) Moen on April 1, 1950, in Fargo, and on that day, the world became a better place because of it. He grew up in Hunter, N.D., where he and his siblings were raised on a farm outside of town.

Tracy graduated from high school in Hunter and went on to attend North Dakota State University. He farmed alongside family near Hunter and worked at Butler Machinery following his schooling.

Tracy married Opal Gunderson on March 10, 1984, and they lived in Hunter while owning and operating Moen's Gasoline Alley from 1985 to 1991. He then worked for Safety-Kleen in Fargo until 2005.

It was during this time, in 1997, that Tracy, Opal and their two sons moved to Rochert, where they lived on Cotton Lake. He began to work for Strata Corporation in Detroit Lakes, and had continued to work there since. In 2009 Tracy and Opal moved into Frazee, where they made their home.

Tracy enjoyed the company of others and left a lasting impression on those he came to know. He loved being a husband, father and most recently, grandfather. His love was expressed both through his actions and his words and both he and his wife reminded their children of that every day. His kind heart was transparent to those around him and he was therefore loved by many and befriended by all.

Surviving Tracy are his adoring wife of 30 years, Opal; two sons, Brent (Megan) with grandson Brock Tracy of West Fargo, and Bryce of Frazee; mother, Margaret Moen of Hunter; brothers, Murray of Fargo, Brad (Marsha) of Valley City, Randy (Colleen) of Hunter and Barry of Hunter; uncle, Deane (Betty) Moen of Arthur, N.D.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Tracy in death were his father and best friend, Ted Moen; loving sister, Jan; and precious infant twins.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at West Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, MN.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at First Lutheran Church, Hunter, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is in Hunter Cemetery.

West Funeral Home, Casselton and West Fargo, N.D. ( is providing arrangements