SPRINGFIELD - Charles G. Moe, age 76, of Springfield, died on Feb. 20, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
There will be a gathering to share life stories with the family at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield on Saturday, March 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. No other services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to the Springfield Area Historical Society, the Springfield Public Library, or any charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Charles "Charlie" George Moe was born on April 27, 1937, the son of Clarence L. and Hertha (Penkert) Moe. He spent his whole life in the Springfield area. Charlie graduated from Springfield Public School and attended Mankato State College. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Jacoby on Nov. 28, 1958. The couple farmed east of Springfield for over 55 years and Charlie drove over-the-road truck for 20 years. He has trucked or traveled in most of the 48 states. He enjoyed meeting people and talking about their occupations and lifestyles. His life was farming and the family that helped him do the work. He was a firm believer in preserving the farmland and passing it on to future generations. Charlie enjoyed his grandchildren and life in general, and visiting with people, no one was a stranger for long.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; children, Barbara Moe and Ken (Kayla) Moe; grandchildren, Kristopher, Alex, Jessica, John, and Derek; a sister, Kathryn (Stephen) Bloom and their children, Nathan and Maren; in-laws, James (Lorraine) Jacoby, Richard (Lorraine) Jacoby, and George (Sylvia) Jacoby, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.