Phyllis M. Moeller, 91, of Fort Dodge passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Tompkins Memorial Health Center.
Services will be held at 10:30 on Friday, November 2, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at North Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 Thursday at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte (Roger) Kingstrom and Patricia (Robert) Clark both of Willmar, MN; and son, Gary (Jane) Moeller of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Scott Tjaden of Ramsey, MN; Tina (Glen) Koshenina of Willmar, MN; Jessica (Jon) Harris of Vail, AZ and Jenna Moeller and her fiance Josh Hadley of Iowa City; great-grandchildren, Carlie and Courtney Koshenina, Brady Tjaden and Jonathan Harris.
PHYLLIS M. MOELLER
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie in 2005; infant daughter, Caroline and son-in-law, Joe Tjaden.
Phyllis Maxine Mork was born to Lars and Edna (Johnson) Mork on November 11, 1920 in rural Cherokee County. Following her graduation from Quimby High School in 1938, Phyllis attended Iowa State University for one year prior to transferring to Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing in Des Moines. After receiving her RN degree, Phyllis was employed by Lutheran Hospital, now Trinity Regional Medical Center. On December 5, 1945 Phyllis was united in marriage to Willis Henry Moeller at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. The couple established their home in Fort Dodge, where Willie was co-owner of Moeller Furnace Company. Phyllis remained in the nursing profession until the birth of their first child. Later, Phyllis returned to nursing as the Nursing Supervisor at Park Manor Nursing Home, retiring in 1984.
Phyllis served for over 40 years on the board of Directors of North Central Home Care and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she volunteered in various capacities. Phyllis was also a member and served as president of the local support group for the blind. Phyllis was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed antiquing, gardening, and spending winters in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The family would sincerely like to thank friends and the staff of Friendship Haven for the care and support given to Phyllis over the years. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.