September 25, 2015
- 1:30 PM
September 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 24, 2015
- 8:00 PM
Lillian Moch, age 76, died Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home in Fargo.
Lillian was born January 29, 1939 in Linton, ND to Alex and Julie (Mitzel) Bernhardt. The family moved to Bismarck in 1943, where Lillian graduated from Bismarck High School in 1957. On August 13, 1958, Lillian married Patrick Moch. They resided at Fort Carson, CO. They returned to Braddock, ND in 1960 and began farming. In the fall of 1961, Patrick was recalled to the Army and they were stationed in Fort Lewis, WA for a year before returning to Braddock to resume farming.
Lillian obtained a degree in Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude, from University of Mary in 1982. She taught grades 5-7 in Braddock from 1981-1991. She then earned her graduate degree in Learning Disabilities and taught in McClusky, ND from 1991-1999.
Patrick and Lillian continued farming until 1999 when the farm was sold, and they moved to Fargo. Lillian worked for Fargo Public Schools, teaching 6th grade for 7 years, then transitioned to work as a Consultant/Service Provider supporting students with learning disabilities at all ages and grade levels for all private schools in the city. Lillian retired in the spring of 2014 after 35 rewarding years of teaching. The days were long, but she loved the challenge and had a special way of making a connection with many of her students.
Lillian’s outlook on life was:
One hundred years from now, it will not matter:
What kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank account,
Or what my clothes looked like,
But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick; siblings: Estella Senftner, Yuba City, CA; Rosella Zerwer, Lincoln, CA; and Jay (Julius) Bernhardt, Redding, CA; Children Greg (Mary Ellen) Moch, Prairie Village, KS; Guy (Trish) Moch, Bismarck, ND; Jodi (Mark) Koski , Lakeville, MN; and grandchildren, Ashley Moch, Tyler Moch, Haley Moch, Calista Moch, Morgan Koski and Madison Koski.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: N.V. (Barney) Bernhardt, Elmer Bernhardt, Ervin Bernhardt, Victor Bernhardt, Patrick Bernhardt, W.A. (Bill) Bernhardt and Hazel Harmon.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 PM, Friday, September 25th, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo. Visitation of friends and family will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary and Prayer Service beginning at 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 24th at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan at a later date.