Patrick Moch

patrick moch

Patrick Douglas Moch passed away August 25, 2022, at SMP Health-St. Catherine’s North, Fargo, ND following a courageous battle with cancer.

Patrick was born at Cold Spring Ranch, one mile west of Kintyre, ND on November 8, 1937. And just across the hall, the very next day, Pat’s first cousin, (double cousin) Dona was born, November 9, 1937. Patrick is the second of five sons born to Joseph and Elsie Moch. Patrick grew up and attended school in Kintyre. He attended high school at St. John’s Prep School at Collegeville, St. Cloud, MN. He then went on to attend further studies at the North Dakota State School of Science and graduated with a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Patrick entered the army in the spring of 1958, reporting in at Ft. Carson Colorado. He was then recalled into service in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis and had to report to Ft. Lewis-Tacoma, WA.

Patrick and his wife, Lillian, farmed and ranched in the Kintyre/Braddock area for years while raising their family. Patrick enjoyed having his kids work alongside him on the farm and experience all the challenges and benefits that come with country living. Patrick was active in the community including serving on the township, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, the Rural Fire Department, Braddock Wildlife Club and the American Legion in Steele. Patrick was also proud to be a charter member of the South Central Threshing Association. He also enjoyed hunting with family and friends and often hosted classmates from St. John’s as a hunting guide. Upon retirement from farming, Patrick and Lillian moved to Fargo, ND. In recent years, Patrick fulfilled a dream to visit Alaska, and enjoyed gathering weekly with friends and playing pinochle.
Patrick is preceded in death by his wife Lillian (Bernhardt) Moch, his father Joseph J. Moch, his mother Elsie (Dickson) Moch and three brothers, Thomas, Lancescott and Alfred.

He is survived by his brother Joseph and Bonita (Dewitz), children, Greg (Mary Ellen) Moch, Guy (Trish) Moch and Jodi Moch Koski, and his six grandchildren, Ashley (James) Evrard, Tyler Moch, Haley (Justice) Keefauver, Calista Moch, Morgan Koski, and Madison Koski.

A memorial service will be held September 9th at 2 PM at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, ND. Internment will take place and the North Dakota Veterans’ Cemetery in Mandan this fall, date to be determined.

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  1. Hugs and prayers to Greg, Jodi, and Guy along with your families. We have lost a great cousin. He will be missed. Save the memories in your hearts.

  2. Greg, Guy, & Jodi,

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I have such wonderful memories of our families getting together when we were young. Hope you find comfort in knowing your folks are together again. Miss you all.

    Michelle (Micky) Roberts

  3. double cousin, some how we were bonded, i will never forget the good fun time we had with good memories, I can’t find words & hard to say good bye,

  4. Greg, Guy and Jodi, your Dad was a great friend and incredible man, he will be missed! The last visits with him were so precious. Sending my love and sympathy❤️ Dianne

    • Thanks for always being such a wonderful friend. The time you spent with Dad recently was so special. Thank you.

  5. Greg, Guy, Jodi and families,
    My condolences to each of you. Hold all your wonderful memories close to your heart.

  6. We are so sorry that Pat has passed on! He was a good friend and hunting buddy for MANY years! Our sympathy and prayers to you all! Rest In Peace ☮️

  7. Pat and Lil were always so pleasant and ask how we were doing no matter where we were! Blessings to their children and there families! Carla (Mock) Houghton

  8. Remembering how Pat always had a story to tell, a smile to share and had a contagious laugh. Thinking of you and sending ❤ your way. Tami Moch Bradford

  9. Moch family reunions are some of my best memories. Pat and Lil always made an effort to thank me for helping plan those huge family reunions at the Braddock school. I married into this wonderful Moch-K generation. I enjoyed talking with both Pat and Lil. I also got to visit with Lil when she attended teacher’s training. God now has Pat and Lil in the palm of his hand. My condolences to the family.

  10. All my prayers are with you. I have many happy memories of time spent growing up with your family. God bless to Greg, Guy, Jodi and your families.

  11. So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Pat and Lil at the Moch-k reunions. May God fill you with His peace and may sharing all the memories bring you healing.
    Jerry & Sue (Moch) Schnell

  12. Greg Guy Jodi. Sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He was a great guy. Always had a smile and a great laugh. My godfather will be missed. Hugs and love to you all. Jennifer

  13. Michelle Family, I knew Pat for a short time as part of our neighborhood breakfast coffee group. Enjoyed being with and visiting with him. May God grant you peace at this time of loss.

  14. Our deepest condolences to Greg, Guy, Jodi and all of their family & friends. So many beautiful memories that will always be a part of me, never to be forgotten. Austin and I send lots of love and hugs to all of you. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this time. RIP Uncle Pat. You will be missed so very much. God Bless. 😇😇😇🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

  15. Greg, Guy and Jody I am so sorry for your loss, My loss is minute in comparison to yours. Remembering all the growing up. Ice fishing to hunting to Sonas and Foghat and watching out for my beautiful cuz at partys. GODS BLESSINGS to all and I hope my prayers will ease you sorrow.
    ❤ Daniel Mock

  16. Greg, Guy & Jodi,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a good man & always treated me nice.

    My condolences to you all.


  17. Greg, Guy and Jodi: I just found out in church this AM of Pat’s death So deeply sorry for you all, but happy Pat is holding hands with Lil in heaven.
    The last time I visited with him was at Aunt Carolee Mock’s funeral. We were sitting together at a table with my sister and her husband too. At times we were all 4 laughing so hard (and loud) about fun times back in Braddock, our farms and mutual relatives. I hope Uncle Jerry and the others in attendance didn’t think we were being disrespectful! So happy to have that last beautiful memory with your dad. We got a hug and a smooch goodby and got to see that handsome smile one last time.
    May the Perpetual Light shine upon him now and forever.
    Love to you all~ Lynne Mock Mari

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