Edith Moe


Edith Virginia Moe, 86, of Letcher, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Letcher Community Church, with burial at the American Legion Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service.

Edith Virginia (Friman) Moe, daughter of Eldo and Gladys (Benson) Friman, was born June 1, 1932 in Hurley. She graduated from Hurley High School and also attended the South Dakota Beauty Academy in Sioux Falls. After Edith graduated, she moved to Mitchell to work.

Edith was united in marriage with Donald Moe on Apr. 4, 1954, in Letcher. Edith and Donald spent their married life raising their three children in the Letcher area.

Edith helped Donald with the farm over the years and was active in the community. She was a member of the United Church of Christ (now Letcher Community Church), active in Women’s Fellowship, the American Legion Auxiliary, and as the treasurer of the Letcher Township for many years. Edith loved to do wood crafts, going on the wagon train trips, reading, playing cards, gardening and yard work.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 64 years, Donald Moe; three children, Roger Moe of Letcher, Richard Moe (Dawn Strand) of Mitchell, and Virginia Moe of Mitchell; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; sisters, Audrey (George) Sample, Doris Cordell, Margaret Adel, Eleanor Bjerkaas, Genette Rusk and Caroline McHahem; sisters-in-law, Vera (Woodford) Lovejoy and Shirley Drewery, and Dorothy Friman; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Eugene Friman, Kenneth (Jim) Friman, Richard Friman; sisters, Frances Gossel, Dorothy Hansen, Vivian Friman, Geraldine Lechner and Marian Straw; brothers-in-law, Ronald Moe, Chester Drewery, John Adel, Robert Lechner, Duane Straw, Robert Bjerkaas, Loren McHaman, Kenneth Rusk, Victor Cordell, Herbert Gossel; and sisters-in-law, Catherine Moe and Phyllis Friman.

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