Lila Irene Moenck, 90, of Caledonia, died on Easter
Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center, Spring Grove, MN
Lila was born June 26, 1924, to Oluf and Agnes Andersen in Marcus, Iowa.
Her parents were immigrants from Denmark and farmed in Northwest Iowa.
Lila knew no English when she started school. She attended various
schools in Northwest Iowa and graduated from Sutherland High School in
1942. She attended trade school in Omaha, NE, training to be a depot
operator and Western Union Telegrapher. She accepted a job with the
Illinois Central Railroad, working at various towns, then settling in
Duncombe, IA, where she worked until 1946, when she married Harold
Moenck in El Paso, TX, while Harold was stationed at Fort Bliss.
Lila and Harold were blessed with 5 children, Helen (Dave) Winslow of
Preston, MN, James (MaryAnn) of Dresser, WI, Thomas (Carolyn) of
Caledonia, Dan of Oregon City, OR, and Bruce (Kellie) of St. Paul, MN.
Lila was active in the Caledonia United Methodist Church where she
served on the administrative board for many years and their women's
group. She was also a member of the neighborhood homemaker's group, a
4-H leader, and a gray ladies volunteer for nursing homes. Her hobbies
were gardening, sewing, finishing Harold's woodworking, and she most of
all enjoyed her home, children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her 5 children; 13 grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren; a brother, Harald Andersen of Duncombe, IA; and a sister,
Betty Williams of Webb, IA.
In addition to her husband, Harold, who died in 2011, she was preceded
in death by her parents; daughter in law, Debbie; brother, Fred; and
sister in law, Edna, and brother in law, Lyle Williams.
Lila donated her body to the Mayo School of Medicine Anatomy Department
as her husband Harold did. Funeral services for Lila and Harold will be
held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Gundersen Tweeten Care Center of Spring
Grove for the loving care they gave Lila.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family with