“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly”
Mary Jane (Piasecki) Moen, 83, went to her eternal home on April 27, 2017, to join her beloved husband, O.C.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville. Rev. Don Fischer will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Casket bearers will be Keven Johnson, Brent McEwen, Ned Purser, Duane Hillman, Jeff Koch, and Mike Carlson. Honorary bearers will be the Staff of Fairway View Neighborhood, Rice Hospice Staff, Peggy Johnson, Lois Banken, and Jennifer Miska. Burial will be at a later date.
Mary Jane was born on March 26, 1934, in Battle Creek, Michigan to parents Leonard and Virginia (Wattles) Piasecki. She graduated from high school in the spring of 1952, fell in love with her Airman at the drugstore malt shop where she worked, and they were married in November of 1952.
In 1953, they moved to a farm in Minnesota, where they raised their six children, milked cows, and planted crops.
For most of her life Mary Jane was a mom, grandma, great-grandma, farmhand, and housewife. She did work for a few years as a hostess at the Matador Supper Club. Mary Jane and O.C. traveled to Texas for many winters after retiring from the farm.
Family left to honor her passing are four sons: Chris (Donna) Moen, Eric (Ana) Moen, Karl (Sandy) Moen, and Marc (Lynette) Moen; two daughters: Karen (Brad) Borg and Leah (Frank) Kellen; 11 grandchildren: Shawn, Karianna (Rome), Brandon (Brittany), Christina (Dan), Samuel (Nicole), Ethan, Cody (Karley), Dylan, Shannon, Cassandra and Kaitlyn; 15 great-grandchildren: Randi, Madeline, Alyssa, Danika, Tucker, Piper, Rourke, Benjamin, Carter, Wyatt, Claire, Leo, Alexander, Brady and Charlotte; and brother, Ronald Piasecki; sister-in-law, Annette Moen; four nieces and two nephews; and many, many “adopted” children.
Mary Jane is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her oldest granddaughter, Jodi Lynn.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorials, in Mary Jane’s name, to Big Stone County Cancer Support Group (PO Box 213, Ortonville, MN 56278) or to Rice Hospice (301 Becker Ave SW, Willmar, MN 56201).