Moen, Martha Ingeborg (nee Karlson)
May 24, 1941 – April 18, 2014
Age 95 of Columbia Heights, MN, gently left this world after living a long, loving, meaningful life. She was born on November 25th, 1918 in Bristol, SD to Karl and Magda Karlson. She grew up in Bristol, and graduated from high school in 1938. Martha moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1939 where she worked at the Bemis Bag company. She met her loving husband of 60 years at a dance at Norway Hall in 1941. After WWll they married and lived in South Minneapolis before buying a house in Columbia Heights in 1956, where they raised their 3 children, Ronald, Janice and Larry. She worked part time as a cook at Nelson elementary school before becoming a fulltime homemaker and a part time sales person of Stanley cleaning products. She was an involved member of First Lutheran Church and a musician in the Uffda Band. Cooking holiday meals, Swedish meatballs, rice pudding and cinnamon bread for friends and family brought her happiness. And she would always put on a pot of coffee and serve her home made cookies for any one who stopped by for a visit. She was the loving Grand- mother to granddaughters Julie and Sarah and grandsons Brent, Jay, Sean, Kristopher and a devoted Great Grandmother to Michaela, Micah, Connor, Amanda, Madeline, Abby and Ellie. Preceded in death by husband Joseph and daughter Janice, parents Karl and Magda Karlson, brothers Karl, Kenneth and Phillip. She is survived by her sons, Ronald Moen (Roberta), Larry Moen (Diane), and son-in-law, Michael Hancock. Funeral service will be at First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights on Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM with a visitation one hour prior. Interment at Ft. Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights or The Janice Hancock Nursing Memorial Scholarship at North Hennepin Community College 7411 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. .