Dec. 18, 1933-Nov. 3, 2013
MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Rieber Moe, 79, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation is from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Military rites provided by American Legion Post 113 of Marshall of which Moe was a member.
Moe passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Rieber Lowell Moe was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Madison, S.D., to Adolph and Helene (Hyland) Moe. His family moved to Adrian, where he graduated from Adrian High School. His family owned and operated the local caf. On Dec. 21, 1953, Moe enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge, Moe chose a new career endeavor and attained a degree in mortuary science from Long Beach State University, Long Beach, Calif. On July 6, 1956, he was united in marriage to Verna Mary Klein in Downey, Calif. Moe’s career as a funeral director took him to a variety of funeral homes in California before opening his own funeral home in Los Angeles. After 20 years of the funeral business and living in the hustle and bustle of the LA area, Moe and Mary decided to move the family to Graceville, Minn., where the family owned and operated the Red Lantern Caf, which became known for its salad bar and the “giant burger.” It was during this time he began a new career with Marshall Food Service as a salesman. Following Moe’s promotion to sales manager, the family moved to Cottonwood in 1983. After retiring from food service career, Moe worked at Anton’s, operated the Puttin’ to the 50’s mini golf course and worked as a security officer at the Sioux Falls Airport. For the last seven years, Boulder Estates was the place Moe called “Home.” Moe always looked forward to family gatherings with his kids and grandkids!
Survivors include Mary of Marshall; children, Denise (Rick) Castle of Redwood Falls, Margaret “Peggy” (Larry) Lamote of Marshall, Elizabeth (Mike) Pranger of Sioux Falls, S.D., Therese (Jeff) Bauer of Graceville, and Daniel (Gulia) Moe of Sandy, Utah; grandchildren, Wauker, Heather, Nicholas, Arica, Tanya, Kellie, Daniel, Brittany, Shelby, Michael, Caitlyn, Samantha, Daniel Jr., Marcus, Mason; great-grandchildren, Adam, Marisa, Shyann, Jazmin, Nicholas Jr., Caiden and Caelyn, sister, Dorothy Theis of Downey, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arvid and his wife Esther and Clement “Bud” and his wives, Catherine and Cynthia; brother-in-law, Elwood Theis; infant brother, Douglas Warren.
Blessed be his memory. Moe is gone, but not forgotten.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors