Richard E. Moeller, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 24th, 2019.
Rich was born on July 16, 1940, the son of Ralph and Mildred Moeller. He was a member of the first graduating class of Washington High School. Rich worked 27 years at Link Belt Speeder (FMC), 4 years at JTech, and 6 years at Amana. He married Suzan Dragoo on May 29, 1971.
Rich shared a love of cars with his dad and brother, Vernon. He could fix just about anything. He and Suzi also enjoyed traveling, especially out West, until Rich was diagnosed with MS at the age of 50.
We are grateful for the extraordinary care Rich was provided by his devoted wife Suzi, his doctor Mary Anne Nelson, and other physicians and staff at St. Luke’s Hospital; helpers from Home Instead, and the compassionate caregivers at Westridge where Rich spent the last few weeks of his life. These people allowed Rich to live and adjust to the many challenges of this disease. He was the most co-operative and patient person and never lost hope a cure would be found.
Rich is survived by his wife Suzi; his son Erich and family of Dubuque, Iowa; his sister Marilyn (Howard) Christensen of New Glarus, Wisconsin; niece Marnie Christensen (Jochen Reich) and grandniece Linnea of Freiburg, Germany; nephew Per Christensen of Kansas City, Missouri; niece Charity (Robert) Lee of Allen, Texas; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Coral Dragoo, his parents, and brother, Vernon.
Donations in Rich’s memory may be given to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter 2829 University Avenue SE, Ste 900, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.
Public graveside services will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Forest Lawn Garden, with visitation from 11:00-11:45 am at the funeral home.