Gertrude Mae Moe, 81, Minot, died on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Gertrude was born on Nov. 15, 1931, in Stanley, to Willard and Alice (Lindley) Corpron. She was reared and educated in Stanley and graduated from Stanley High School in 1950. As a young adult she was employed at the Rexall Drug Store in Stanley, where she was one of the first people to make “whirla whips.”
Gertrude married Donald E. Moe, her high school sweetheart, on Sept. 1, 1950, in Stanley. They made their home in Stanley prior to moving to Kenmare in 1958, where she was employed at the Kenmare Clinic. They moved to Minot in 1968, where she was employed by Dr. V.A. Pankratz, a Minot chiropractor, and Medical Arts Clinic as a receptionist. In 1980, they moved to Mandan, where she was a receptionist for the Heartview Foundation. They returned to Minot in 1990. Donald died on Feb. 16, 1999.
Gertrude was a member of First Lutheran Church, Minot, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Trinity Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary. She especially enjoyed traveling, playing cards, fishing, camping, socializing and bingo. She also volunteered at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Gertrude’s loving family includes: her children, Valorie (John) Aftem, Donna (Randy) Mering and Becky (Greg) Odell, all of Minot, and Randy Moe (Terry Forsberg), of Phoenix; very special friend, Casper “Cap” Haugeberg, of Minot; 16 grandchildren, Doral and Nick Wallace, Jodi Martinez, Jessica Green, Marissa Erickson, Michael Aftem, Farrah Nuzzo, Naomi Turmon and Whitney Booker, Ashley Forsberg and Alexis Lindquist, Cory Landsvik, Amanda Odell, Corey and Chris Steiner and Shannon Boyer; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Agnes Tuvell; brother, Robert Corpron; and great-grandson, Austin Wallace.
Celebration of the Life of Gertrude Moe: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Public Visitation: Today, May 26, from noon until 5 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
There will be no reviewal at the church prior to the service.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).