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Kenneth Melvin Moen

February 13, 1950 — December 16, 2012

Kenneth Melvin Moen, 62, of Valley, NE formerly of Page, ND, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Life Care Center of Elkhorn, NE. Kenneth Melvin Moen was born on February 13, 1950 in Fargo, North Dakota to Melvin and Joyce (Reitan) Moen. He grew up in Page, North Dakota where he attended school, graduating from Page High School in 1969. Ken attended college in Wahpeton, North Dakota, earning a Diesel Technician degree. As a young boy, Ken enjoyed the farm animals, fishing and spending time with his friends. He was inquisitive and would disassemble anything to see how it ran. He was active in the Boy Scouts and was proficient at archery. Ken has worked as a Diesel Technician and a small engine mechanic. He enjoyed rebuilding engines, car racing and family gatherings especially Rose Lake vacations. Ken was a determined man, adapting to life with a handicap and was proud to be a polio survivor. He was proud to be a father and treasured time with his boys. Ken was an avid Vikings fan. He especially enjoyed a shrimp dinner at Red Lobster. Ken acquired the nickname “Mother Wrench” for his proficiency around anything mechanical. He didn’t tolerate disrespect from anyone and could often be heard saying “Catch you on the flip side.” He is survived by three sons: Gabriel (RaeAnn) Moen, Joshua (Juliana) Moen, all of Tacoma, WA and K. Matthew Moen of Omaha, NE; one brother: Randy (Donna) Moen of Harwood, ND; three sisters: Linda (James) Mitchell of Frankfort, IL, Dianne (Duke) Spoon of Arlington, NE and Nancy Moen of Geneva, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken is preceded in death by his parents. Visitation: Will be on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 9 – 11 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Page, ND. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Page, ND. Burial: Page Cemetery
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