Mildred Moen

Mildred Ida Moen, 92, of Blackhammer Township, Houston County, Minn., passed away peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior, Monday, March 11, 2013.

She was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Caledonia, Minn., to Fred and Louise (Gstalter) Kruckow. On Sept. 5, 1953, she married Stanley Moen at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia and together they lived and farmed on the family farm in Blackhammer Township. Stanley preceded Mildred in death on Jan. 1, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Christine (Tom) Kraus, Bangor, Wis., and David and Carlyn Moen, both of Blackhammer, Minn.; one grandson, Joseph B. Picataci, Jr. (Diane Danielson); three great-grandchildren, Alex, Lilli, and Emilie Picataci; sisters and brothers, Lavern Kruckow, Caledonia; Arnold (Eleanor) Kruckow, Caledonia; Violet Gaustad, Houston; Minn., Marlen (Maxine) Kruckow, Houston; Wilma Wiebke, Caledonia; Dorothy Houlihan, Caledonia; Harold (Judy) Kruckow, Houston, and Lyle (Mavis) Kruckow, Hokah, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers-in-law, LuVern Wiebke, Lloyd Gaustad and Howard Houlihan, and two nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Rev. Jon Wolff will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Satuday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at