Harold Rudolph Moenck, 83, of Caledonia, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI.
He was born July 6, 1927 in Duncombe, IA to Rudolph and Zelda (Gustafson) Moenck. He attended school for 12 years at Duncombe and in 1946 he was inducted in to the U.S. Army. In June of 1946 he was united in marriage to Lila Andersen. They had 5 children, Helen (David) Winslow of Preston, MN, Jim (MaryAnn) of Maplewood, MN, Tom (Carolyn) of Caledonia, Dan (Debbie) of Oregon City, OR, and Bruce (Kelli) of St. Paul, MN.
Harold and Lila farmed in the Duncombe area until 1960 when they purchased a dairy farm at Grand Meadow, MN. In 1967, he accepted a job as loan officer for Production Credit Association and in 1970, he was appointed branch manager of Caledonia PCA where they made their home. Harold took an early retirement in January of 1985. He then did contract work for FHA.
Harold was a woodworker, building houses and craft items. He enjoyed caring for the farm and gardening. He was active in the Caledonia Masonic Lodge and obtained the 32nd Degree Mason. He also served on various committees at the Caledonia United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Lila and his 5 children; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildre; 2 brothers, John (Karen) of Washington, IA and Donald (Dorothy) of Fort Dodge, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 brothers, Max, Robert, and Richard.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.
Harold's body has been donated to Mayo School of
Medicine and a celebration of his life will be held at Caledonia United Methodist Church at a later date.