Molfrid "Mollie" Moen


December 12, 1930 ~ November 30, 2022

Resided in: Galesburg, North Dakota

Mollie’s Funeral Service can be viewed below:

Mollie’s Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below:

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Mollie Moen passed away in Fargo ND at the age of 91.

She was born December 12, 1930 in Galesburg ND to Oluf Malvin (don’t tell me I’m wrong about OM’s name, I have his birth certificate) and Anna (Jondahl) Smith. Her given name was Molfrid Valborg Smith and she would say “Uffda! Why in the world would any parent give a name like that to a little baby!”

Mollie was baptized and confirmed at Elm River Lutheran Church. She graduated from Galesburg High School and later from St. Joseph’s Nursing School as an RN. She told stories from nursing school about sneaky nuns that would hold their rosary beads so you couldn’t hear them coming down the halls. She also told a story about the creepy morgue in the basement and a fellow student that scared her one night.

On June 1, 1952 she married Dale Moen. They lived on the Moen farm with their in-laws the first year. Maybe this is when she learned to make boneless birds from her mother in law. Dale and Mollie farmed on the family homestead until 1983 when they moved into town. Over the years, Mollie was a night RN at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville. She used to drive to work in a bright yellow camero with houndstooth upholstery until her son Paul crashed it one night with his friend (we won’t name this friend because we all know who it was.)

Mollie was a member of the Stordahl Lutheran Church, just a half mile down the road from the farm. She was an organist, Sunday School Superintendent, and WELCA president. One of her stories was when she was working in the “pie room” at Stordahl with Sylvia Kyllo. (Apparently this was the job you got when you were pregnant. ) And that’s when Mollie and Sylvia told each other they were both expecting. Moral of the story: stay out of the pie room.

Mollie was famous for her homemade buns, peanut butter bars and sugar cookies. Her grandchildren have fond memories of playing in her basement and riding the Big Wheel around the sidewalk at the Elm River Lutheran Church across the street. You couldn’t take Mollie julebukking because her laugh gave it away for the group. Every summer she packed the entire house including the kitchen sink for the annual weeklong summer vacation at Cormorant Lake with the Kyllo and Pladson families.

Mollie is preceded in death by husband Dale, son Paul, brother George Smith and infant twin brothers.

She is survived by daughter Debra (Brad “Meathead”) Pladson of Montgomery, TX; son Roger (Pat- oh she is a saint for putting up with Rog) Moen of Fargo; daughter Darla (Keith the A-rab) Spies of Rapid City SD; daughter in law Jan Moen, Fargo ND, grandchildren Danielle, Devanee, Troy, Hannah, Maggie, Shelby, Cody, Emma and Sam, great-grandchildren, Kaethe, Josh, Reese, Vivian, Beckett, Maris, Grace and Casey.

Mollie’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


Prayer Service - Sunday: December 4, 2022 4:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Funeral Service - Monday: December 5, 2022 2:00 pm

Stordahl Lutheran Church

rural Galesburg, North Dakota


Visitation - Monday: December 5, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stordahl Lutheran Church

rural Galesburg, North Dakota


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  1. To Mollie’s family.

    Mollie was one of a kind and I’m saddened to read of her passing.
    I will never forget her.
    You have my sympathy.

    Karry Kyllo

  2. This special lady could light up a room. She was joy to all that knew her. She raised a beautiful loving family. Reflection of herself. RIP MOLLIE 💖

  3. Sending condolences to Darla and family! We are very sorry for your loss.
    Your co-workers: Gene, Jodie, Deb, Bob, Kyle and Nikki

  4. So many wonderful memories with Mollie and her family. Stordahl Christmas program always had Mollie involved. Sending hugs to her kids, Jackie Severs Tibbetts

  5. Oh Mollie,
    What a wonderful lady. We were sad to hear of her passing. Her joy for life and family will not be forgotten. Her laughter will always be a wonderful memory.
    God bless,

  6. My sincere condolences to, Debra, Roger, Darla and your families. I always loved Mollie’s contagious laugh!! I remember so many fun times in Detroit Lakes with, Mollie and Dale, Mary Lou and Amos, and all the kids! I was blessed to be friends with Shirlee, to be included in such wonderful times. I know Mollie, Dale and Paul are dancing in Heaven! Praying for peace and comfort to surround all of you!

  7. Mollie was the young cool mother to me, younger than my parents AND she had a Camero. My sympathy to the kids and Brad .

  8. Many fond memories of Mollie and Dale at Cotton Lake. Mollie’s laugh was infectious! Deb and Craig Campbell

  9. A wonderful lady and skilled nurse, with a sharp mind and a keen sense of humor. Family gatherings and visits with her were always a pleasure. She’ll be missed by many. Our condolences to all of her family

  10. What a fun woman Mollie was! I have memories of her at LMH, with her wonderful laugh and beautiful smile! She was fun to spend time with, even on the job! I haven’t seen Mollie for many decades, but when I read her name, memories of her good humor flooded me. She was a winner! Blessings to her family as you share a lifetime of good memories.

  11. I loved Mollie and her smile and laugh. She welcomed me into their home as part of the family when I would stay with Darla, and was always one of the ladies working in the kitchen at Stordahl all my growing up years. I was so sad to hear of her passing, and my thoughts and prayers go out to Darla, Deb and all the family. She will be remembered and missed.

  12. Mollie was one of my favorite people at Stordahl, you never had to wonder what she was thinking, and I liked that! She was always full of mischief and laughter, and didn’t hesitate to put you in your place! We shared many years together in our Circle group with lots of interesting conversations. Mollie was fun and witty and caring, she will be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers to her family. Love, Reuben and Jennifer Rud

  13. My sincere sympathy to the Moen family. I have fond memories of her while I visited at my my Grandma Agnes Gorum and Aunt Shirley Lammers home. She was such a nice lady,

    Beth Byberg Dreher

  14. Sending my condolences in your loss of your mother Molly Moen.

    Molly had an infectious laugh and was always so fun to be around!

    Molly, Sylvia, and Edith’s niece, Betty, attended Nursing School at Deaconess in Grand Forks. Their patient’s were fortunate to them provide great and loving care.

    God Bless the Life of Molly Moen.

    Pennie Humphrey

  15. Sending my condolences in your loss. Praying that God will provide the necessary strength to keep your heart in peace and remembering the good times live next to her.

    God Bless Molly and her entire family

    Ricardo Amaral

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