Curtis G. MoenCurtis G. Moen, Sr., 73, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday, October 12, 2009 in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. He died peacefully with his family by his side as a result of stroke he suffered while hunting.
Curtis G. Moen
Curtis G. Moen, Sr., 73, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday, October 12, 2009 in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. He died peacefully with his family by his side as a result of stroke he suffered while hunting.
Curtis George Moen was born February 29, 1936 in McCanna, ND the son of Martin and Georgia (Madsen) Moen. He was raised near McCanna and graduated from Larimore High School in 1954. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and a cadet in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Following his honorable discharge from military service, he returned to Grand Forks. Curtis was united in marriage to Martyn Spengler of Inkster, ND on June 25, 1958 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Following their marriage, they lived in Omaha, NE where Curtis was employed with the Army Corps of Engineers. They returned to Grand Forks and he was employed with Wells-Denbrook Architects until establishing Engineer Associate, Inc. About 10 years later, he helped merge these two firms into what is now Engineers Architects P.C. (EAPC) which he was past president.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Builders and Traders Association, the Grand Forks Exchange Club and was past president of Construction Specification Institute and past president of the Grand Forks Historical Society. Curt always looked for the best in others and gave his best. His greatest joy was his four granddaughters. He spent many hours enjoying their many activities. His hobbies included: wood working, fishing, and hunting. Curt was a hunter safety instructor for many years. He always enjoyed spending time at his cabin on Lake Belle Taine with his family and friends.
Loving family members who survive are, his wife, Martyn; his son, Curt Moen Jr.; his daughters, Kathy (Dana) Bakke, all of Grand Forks, ND and Michelle (Tom) Sandberg, Plymouth, MN; a brother Marvin (Marlys),Grand Forks, ND; sisters, Eunice Fugleberg, Larimore, ND and Marion Dion, Sheboygan, WI; grandchildren, Danika Bakke, Alissa Bakke, Mallory Sandberg, and Hailey Sandberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Ada.
Memorial Mass: 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Family Greeting: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. The family greeting will continue one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Friday.
Interment: Lakeside Cemetery, Nevis, MN, at a later date.
Military Honors: Provided by members of the American Legion Post 157, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 of East Grand Forks, MN and the North Dakota National Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.