Marlin “Bud” Rayden Moen

Marlin “Bud” Rayden Moen, age 84, of Rochester, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, September 24, 2019, of esophageal and colon cancer.

Bud was born October 21, 1934, to Ole and Marie Moen in Forest City IA. He was in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and stationed in Fort Carson, CO.

Bud married Roxie Nelson on June 29, 1957, in Northwood, IA. They lived in Albert Lea before moving to Rochester in 1960. He painted water towers in Iowa before becoming a sheet metal journeyman in Rochester. He retired in 1996. He enjoyed working part-time at Oakwood Cemetery for 12 years.

He and Roxie wintered in Donna, TX for 22 years. Bud enjoyed bowling and golf where he had five holes-in-one.

Bud and Roxie had three children, Cindi (Brian) Schwanke of Rochester, Joy (Mike) Johnson of Oak Creek, WI, and Dale Moen; five grandchildren, Nikki (Steve) Meinholz of Oconomowoc, WI, Shelby (Ben) Gerlesberger of Rochester, Lindsey (Tony) Brunk of New Berlin, WI, Shane (Tara Rasmussen) Moen of Rochester, and Matthew Moen of Rochester; and two great-grandchildren, Henley Brunk and Shay Meinholz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Oris, John, and Stan; sisters, Aggie and Ida; and son, Dale.

Thank you to the Mayo Hospice staff. He donated his body to the Mayo Foundation for medical education.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5 at Charlie’s Eatery and Pub, 1654 US Hwy 52, Rochester, Minnesota.


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