Lester E. Moe, 86, 1417 S. 12th Street, Fargo, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003, in Innovis Health, Fargo.
Lester Ellis Moe, son of Arthur and Minnie (Johnson) Moe was born at Christine, ND, on July 4, 1917. He lived and started school at Christine until 1922 when the family moved to Fargo. He attended school in Fargo until 1933 when the family returned to Christine. He finished high school in 1934. Following high school, he attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton, ND. He worked at several jobs including the Triple A office at Wahpeton. He became administrative assistant, and moved to Hillsboro, ND, in 1942.
He married Katherine Keating on May 3, 1941, in Wahpeton, ND. On May 29, 1947, he began working for Great Lakes Pipeline Company in West Fargo, ND. The name was changed to Williams Pipeline and he remained there until retiring in 1980.
Les was very active in all forms of sporting activities. He was involved in bowling, softball, baseball, and horseshoe pitching. Les was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also inducted into the North Dakota Horseshoe Pitching Hall of Fame in 1977. He was the first North Dakota umpire to work a world softball tournament when it was held in Minneapolis, MN. He also umpired in the Northern Baseball League at Barnett Stadium, Minneapolis. His later years were devoted to golf. He was a member of the Senior Golf League.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
Les is survived by his wife, Katherine; five children, Georgia (Jack) Klein, Davenport, IA, Judith (Roger) Deters, Plymouth, MN, Constance (Jay) Gardner, Cleveland, OH, Richard (Cynthia) Moe, Portland, OR, and David Moe, Fargo; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Samson, Moorhead, MN.
Memorials are preferred to North Dakota Special Olympics.
Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Church of the Nativity, Fargo. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo.
Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.