Jean Wolfe Moen, 78, of Whitehall died Friday, March 11, 2016 at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall following a short illness.
She was born to Herman and Catherine (KillIan) Wolfe, the youngest of six children, on March 30, 1937 in rural Independence.
She attended S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School in Independence and graduated from Independence High School in 1955. She graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing, La Crosse in 1958.
Jean married Rodney Moen of Whitehall on May 9, 1959. They lived in numerous places during his U.S. Navy career. Their five children were born during this time.
After military retirement they moved to Whitehall in 1976. Jean continued her nursing career working at the Trempealeau County Health Care Center and the Tri-County Hospital and Nursing Home, both in Whitehall. She retired in 1999 after 42 years as a nurse.
Jean has said many times that the greatest accomplishments in her life, beyond being a nurse, was raising five wonderful children, being a grandmother to eight super grandkids and having lasting friendships with so many people from all walks of life.
Survivors include Rodney, her loving husband of 56 years, her children Scott, Rodd and Daniel of Whitehall and Catherine Moen-O'Neill of El Cajon, Calif., grandchildren Chrystal and Mark Moen of Wildwood, N.J., Lauren, Evan and Connor O'Neill of El Cajon, Calif., Nicole Moen of Osseo, Madeline and Austin Moen of Whitehall; brother, Leonard Wolfe of Green Bay; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Jon, and siblings Jerome Wolfe, Evelyn Wolfe, Bernelle Adamczyk and Donald Wolfe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Very Rev. Woodrow H. Pace officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Whitehall.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be for the S.S. Peter and Paul Church Restoration Project
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