Colleen Moorse

June 26, 1927-May 27, 2014

MINNEOTA – Mass of Christian Burial for Colleen Moorse, 86, of Minneota will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by the rosary at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home of Minneota. Visitation will continue from 8-9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

Colleen died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota.

Colleen Mae Friend was born June 26, 1927, in Marshall, to Harold and Hazel (Larson) Friend. As a child, she moved with her family to Hanley Falls where her parents operated a restaurant. They later moved to Minneota. Here they owned and operated the Roundup and later a drive-in. Colleen graduated from high school in Minneota in 1945 and was classmates with her future husband, Leo Moorse. Although they were classmates, they began dating later as the result of a blind date, which became 63 years of marriage. They were united in marriage on Feb. 9, 1949, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Colleen worked at the Minneota Bank for a time before her marriage. She and Leo later farmed and raised their family south of Minneota. Colleen will be remembered for her baking and her “goodie drawer.” Colleen enjoyed gardening her flowers, crocheting and embroidery work. She also was an avid fan of the Twins and Vikings, sharing this interest with Leo and her brother. Chuck. Colleen and Leo in their spare time enjoyed traveling and fishing, especially in Hawaii and Alaska. She was an active member of St. Edward Catholic Church and the Joan of Arc Society.

Survivors include her son Mike (and Lin) Moorse of Minneota, daughter Linda (and Rich) Kerr of Minneota; daughter-in-law Beth Moorse of Minneota; grandchildren Debi (and Greg) Schaffer, Derek (and Dawn) Moorse, Wendy Vierstraete, Luke (and Marla) Moorse, Zachary, Colton and Caleb Moorse; great-grandchildren Brenden, Aiden, Maddy, Jordan, Hidie, Morgan, Ella, Jade, Jaxson, Jewelz, Dallas, Cheyenne, Kinsey, Lilly and Wyatt; brother Chuck (and Lucille) Friend; step-brother Orrin (and Barb) Stevens, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Hazel, husband Leo, children: Karen, Patrick, Thomas and Steven, step-mother Lillian Friend, and step-sister Elayne Korteum.

Arrangements with

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors

Minneota, Minnesota