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Elizabeth "Betty" Moen

August 16, 1924 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 95)


Betty (Byrnes) Moen passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Country Winds Manor. 

Betty was born on August 16, 1924 in Howard County to Louis and Tressa (Broskey) Byrnes.  She attended Vernon Springs #6 Country School during her elementary years often riding her horse to school.  Betty then attended and graduated from Assumption School and while there she played basketball and kittenball.  After graduation in 1942, Betty attended the Electronic, Radio and Television School in Omaha, Nebraska graduating with a diploma in Teletype and Airline Communications.  She then obtained a job with TWA in Dayton, Ohio.  After returning to Cresco, she met and married Oscar L. Moen on August 10, 1946 at Assumption Church.  The couple had five children.

Betty was very active outside the home, she enjoyed being on a bowling league, serving as a 4-H Leader, and being active in the Assumption Church.  Betty and Oscar belonged to the Drift Runners Snowmobile Club and liked riding with club members.  Betty also loved to dance and would attend dances in Spillville, Harmony, and Matters. 

Betty worked for the Donaldson Company for sixteen years and after retirement she enjoyed attending the UAW Retiree’s meetings. 

Survivors include her children: Terri Offerman, Stevens Point, WI; John Moen, Cresco, IA; Peggy (Randy) Hovey, Cresco, IA; Jim Moen (Pam Kuennen) Zumbrota, MN; and Jeff (Gina) Moen, Grimes, IA. Eight grandchildren who are all casket bearers and honorary casket bearers, and ten great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, her mother and father in-law Oscar T. and Llora (Becker) Moen, brothers Robert Byrnes and John Jack Byrnes; brothers and sisters-in-law; special daughter-in-law, Kristin Moen and great-grandson, Tyler Jason Hovey.   

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco, with Fr. Jacob Rouse officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Cresco.  Public visitation will take place on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to Country Winds Manor or the Howard County Community Hospice. 

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July 31, 2020

5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Cresco, IA

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