Shirley W. Moe
Born on July 12, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN
Died on October 26, 2013 in Sartell, MN
Father: Elmer (Al) Didolph Wannebo
Mother: Elva (Hayes) Wannebo
Married: Montelle J. Imsdahl on July 6, 1952
Daughter: Crystal Mathews
Son: Bradley J. Imsdahl
Married: Arne Moe on June 19, 1976

Shirley W. Moe was born Shirley Margaret Wannebo on July 12th, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Elmer (Al) Wannebo and Elva (Hayes) Wannebo of Buffalo. Shirley taught ballroom dancing and was a professional musician, playing the accordion in a polka band. She married Monte Imsdahl on July 6th, 1952. They had two children, Crystal and Bradley. Shirley worked in the business office of Buffalo Hospital, and later, supervisor for data processing at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis where she retired in 1984.

Shirley married Arne Moe on June 19th, 1976. They lived in New Hope, and then moved to Tucson Arizona after Shirley retired. Later, they moved to Northfield, Minnesota where Arne worked for the Odd Fellows Nursing Home.

In 2004 they moved to Sartell to help care for Arne's Aunt Julia. Shirley and Arne also enjoyed their summer home at Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi near Clearwater Minnesota.

Alaska 2010 Scrapbook

Shirley was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Sartell where she was a lay servant, and helped her husband bring communion and preach the word to residents at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud. Shirley loved birds and animals, especially her dog Mae Bell, who was at her side to the very end. Shirley was also a breast cancer survivor and advocate for over 40 years. Shirley loved music, but perhaps she will be most remembered for her big smile and her love for family and friends.

She died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of October 26th, 2013 at her home. Shirley Moe is survived by her husband Arne Moe, daughter Crystal (Greg) Mathews of Buffalo, son Bradley (Susan) Imsdahl of Becker, step-children Steven (Jolene) Moe of White Salmon Washington, Kathy (Merlin) Schauer of Arthur North Dakota, Robert (Kathi Johnson) Moe of St. Cloud, step-grandchildren Christine and Kelly Moe, Stephan and Elizabeth Schauer, Megan Zumach, brothers Jim Wannebo and Denny (Rae) Wannebo, and sister Honey Lou (Tom) Elliott. She was preceded in death by her father Elmer Wannebo, mother Elva Wannebo, brothers Dick Wannebo and Arnold Wannebo, and sister Doris Ernst.


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