Order Flowers

Katherine Moe

December 09, 1919 - April 05, 2010


5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 8 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

1:30-2:30 P.M. Friday, April 9 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 8 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:30 P.M. Friday, April 9 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Katherine Moe

December 09, 1919 - April 05, 2010


Katherine Irene Moe, daughter of John and Caroline (Zanzinger) Keating, was born in Wahpeton, ND on December 9, 1919.  She attended elementary school at the Richland County country school and graduated from Wahpeton and worked as a legal stenographer in Wahpeton for several years.  She married Lester E. Moe on May 3, 1941 in Wahpeton, ND.  After moving to Fargo, ND in 1948, she continued working as a legal secretary along with typing theses for college students. 

She was involved in church work at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo and later served as an extraordinary communion minister for Nativity Catholic Church for several years.  She was instrumental, along with other parents, in the development of Friendship, Inc. group homes for the developmentally disabled, located in Fargo, Grafton and Park River.

Katherine is survived by five children; Georgia (Jack) Klein, Judith (Roger) Deters, Constance (Jay) Gardner, Richard (Cynthia) Moe and David Moe; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one brother, Raymond Keating; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Samson and Kathleen Moe.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her parents, three sisters and one brother.

A prayer service will be held at Nativity Catholic Church on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7 PM with visitation from 5-7 PM at the church.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Nativity Catholic Church on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 2:30 PM with visitation beginning at 1 PM.

Memorials may be sent to Friendship, Inc., 801 Page Drive, Fargo, ND  58103


Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

0 responses to “Katherine Moe”

  1. Kathleen (Kelley) Godon says:

    Fargo ND
    Hello Judy and family,
    We celebrate your mom’s life and what she gave to all of us. I knew her in her work at Nativity and in her south Fargo neighborhood. She inspired me to do whatever needed to be done, and do it with a willing heart. She always had a kind word or two and was interested in others. May she be highly rewarded in heaven!!!

  2. Thomas Albert says:

    Washington DC Judy, Georgia and the entire Moe family:
    When I read of the death of your mom, I had two emotions. Sadness, of course at her passing. But on the other hand great joy about the fact that she had such a long and wonderful life. I have fond memories of her as being such a sweet, kind, warm, and beautiful woman. Though it has been many years since I have seen her, those wonderful memories endure all these years later. This is time to remember all of those warm memories of her life and her accomplishments, not the least of which is raising a wonderful family.
    With sympathy and prayers,
    Tom Albert

  3. Barb Bartholomay Thrailkill says:

    Mesa Az.Dear Connie and Family –
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. When I think of her I remember her pleasant smile and calm, kind personality. It has been so many years but some people leave an impression that you never forget.
    God bless – Barb

  4. Larry Rheault says:

    Plymouth MIDear Connie,
    Memories of you and your Mom remain a relevant part of my high school experience. Friendly kindnesses and spontaneous laughter that framed friendships during a more innocent time. I am saddened to hear of her passing.


  5. Dave Driscoll says:

    PELICAN RAPIDS, MnDear Moe family,

    Thank you for sharing your mother with me for way too many years. Growing up with Rick in north Fargo, she no doubt had her hands full. We weren’t the worst kids on the block, if that can somehow be of any consolation. Kathy always made sure we had what we needed, I can still hear Rick arguing with her about being too much of a mother. It was always an enjoyable experience being with the Moe family. This was established years earlier with our older siblings.
    I sure wish I could have visited with you this weekend.
    I salute Kathy and wish her family the best.
    Love, Dave.

  6. Andy Clifford says:

    Denver COOur love and thoughts are with you, and prayers will continue for your dear Mother. I know Katherine is singing with the angels. She was a role model of beautiful life for us all from her great spiritual existence to her beautiful gardens, children and grandchildren. I will think of her often.

  7. Tom Heinold says:

    Davenport IADear Georgia,
    Eileen, Meredith and I are praying for your mother, you and Jack, and your family. Praise the Lord, for He is good. His love is everlasting!

    God bless you,
    Tom Heinold

  8. Lindsay Peiffer says:

    Davenport IowaGeorgia ,
    My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you and the whole family. I know how much she meant to you and how much you loved her. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Know that God is with you and that your mother is with God!

  9. Tom Heinold says:

    Davenport IAGeorgia,
    Eileen, Meredith and I are praying for your mother, you and Jack, and your family. Praise the Lord for He is good His love is everlasting!

    God bless you,
    Tom Heinold

  10. Jan DiIulio says:

    Georgia and family,
    Please know that your St. Paul Choir Community is with you during this sorrowful time. We will offer our Mass this Sunday for your mother’s intention as we sing praises to our risen Lord. May He provide you with much comfort and love.

    Jan DiIulio

  11. Jennifer Gaffney Stein says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Moe Children:
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I last visited with your Mother at a graduation party for Kelly Erickson last spring. We lived next door to you and your family on 3rd street. Your Mom was always such and kind and gentle person. My Mom and yours were very good friends. Whenever I would see your Mom she would talk of the time when our Mothers took swimming lessons at the Y and she got my Mother to jump/dive off the the diving board. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

  12. Barb Reis says:

    Dear Georgia –

    Joe and I as well as the twins were so sorry to hear about your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jack and all of your family. May you rest in the comfort that your mom now rests in such a wonderful place filled with peace and love that we cannot even imagine its beauty.

    In Christ,
    Barb, Joe, Abby, & Ally

  13. Dianne Millar says:

    Wahpeton ND
    My most heartfelt sympathy to the Moe family. May memories of your Mother bring you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you…..

  14. marly mertens ditttmer says:

    fargo ND
    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know how hard it is to loose a parent. She has suffered and is now in a better place. Wish I was in Fargo to give you a hug. Hope to see you soon.

  15. Susan (Keating) Bergeson says:

    Davenport IADear Moe Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed visiting with Aunt Katherine at the family reunion and when she came to Davenport to visit the Klein’s. I will always have fond memories of her.
    Love Susan (Keating) Bergeson

  16. Lavetta Ringuette Syverson says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Dear Connie and Family ~
    My thoughts are with you and your family as you say good-bye to your Mom. My Mom is still living at 93 years of age and even though she is waiting for God to take her, it is still a precious event for the family when it happens.
    Love, Vetta

  17. Lyn Pancratz Reis says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Connie and Family,

    As someone who has stayed in Fargo, I watch the obituaries in case I see one for someone from the past. I was sorry to read that your mom died. I know how it is to lose that irreplaceable person in your life. My sympathies to you and your family.

    Lyn Pancratz Reis

  18. mary anne hering says:

    Dearborn michiganDear Connie,
    I am so sorry you haven’t heard from me. My sister Barbara forwarded the information about your Mom.
    Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. I always loved coming over to your house back in the day.
    Take care, Mary Anne Hering

  19. Cecelia (Colby) O'Keefe says:

    FArgo ND
    Dear Moe Family,
    My deepest sympathies to you all at the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. Rick, your Mom was a sweetie. I loved working with her and David in those early years of Friendship Inc. and with the CCD class at St. Anthony’s. She was such a gentle and loving woman. My spirit is lifted and strengthened by the very remembrance of her dedication and love. What a gift she was for all of us who knew her.
    My love and sympathies to you,
    Cece (Cissy Colby’76) O’Keefe

  20. Steve and Deb Bates says:

    Fargo ND
    Sincere sympathy to the Moe Family.We were next door neighbors on 12th St So. Your mom was truly a special lady and we couldn’t have asked for better neighbors!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  21. Roberta Schulte says:

    Sunnyvale, CA I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you gather today and tomorrow to say goodbye and celebrate her life.

    Roberta Schulte

  22. Martie (Goltz) Stewart says:

    So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. What a long, full life she had! Best to the whole family.

  23. Henry LaBore says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Moe Family

    I read your Mother’s obit this morning and wish to pass on my condolences.I have vivid memories of the Moe family when we lived on 9th Ave. N. My children and the Moe children playing in the alley behind their house, going to school together. Your Mother was a very special person – she made her mark in a quiet but firm manner.

    Hank LaBore and family

  24. sharon lepine wolf says:

    mesa azjudy and family, i was so happy to have know your mom through events at nativity church and also at riverview where my dad resides. she was such a special lady. our thoughts and prayers are with all you.
    matt & sharon lepine-wolf

  25. Michael Kiser says:

    Sonoma CAMy sincere sympathies to Rick and his family. Find peace, support, and strenght with family, friends, and your faith.

  26. Mary Sornsin says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Moe Family:

    The Sornsin family is grieving for the loss of our good friend, Katherine. What a wonderful and involved person who lived a full life. Whether it was growing greatl vegetables, learning about and taking care of life’s details, being a friend to our mom, Barb, or spending time with David and our Paul, it was always with focus and great gusto.

    We will miss Katherine along with all of you and our hearts are close during this sad time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *