HUMBOLDT - Herbert Wilmer Moench, 84, of Humboldt, passed away December 8, 2012 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services will be Friday December 14 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Reverend J. K. Raether and Reverend Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Humboldt, with full military honors by the Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240 and Adams American Legion Post 119. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at Zion Lutheran Church.
Herbert Moench, the son of William and Bertha (Weiss) Moenchwas born August 4, 1928 in Deer Creek Township Webster County. On Aug. 19 he was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Creek. He was raised on a farm in Beaver Township, Humboldt County and attended Beaver #1 schools through 8th grade and Humboldt High School graduating in 1946. Herb was very active in high school participating in football and drama. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1948 and was stationed in Germany with the 194th Field Artillery Battalion from 1950 till 1952. After being discharged from the National Guard in 1952 with the rank of Master Sergeant, Herb was united in marriage to Shirley Kuehnast. They made their home on a farm where Herb lived for over 57 years.
Herb was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served in many positions, which included 9 years as chairman of the congregation, served as an elder for many years and many other offices. He also served on the Farmer's Co-op Elevator Board for 24 years, many of those years as chairman. In his spare time, Herb was an avid Cyclone fan and for many years had season tickets for the football and basketball games. Herb retired from farming in his late 70's and entered the North Care Center in August of 2011.
Herb is survived by his wife Shirley; son, Randy (Connie) Moench of Humboldt; daughters, Julie (Mark) Riessen of Spencer, Janet (Scott) Strachan of Ankeny; grandchildren Emmie Moench, Melanie Moench, Matt Moench, Aaron Riessen, Morgan Riessen, Jeremy Strachan, Andy (Hannah) Strachan and Rebecca Strachan; great-grandchild Harper Moench; brother Richard (Sandy) Moench and sister Delores (Dean) Telford. His parents preceded him in death.
The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.