Margarette Moen


On August 25, 1928, Victor and Laura Borg welcomed a daughter, Margarette Jean, their only child into this world. “Jean” grew up on Tacony Street in West Duluth, she was a Denfeld Graduate and attended Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she met Jerry Moen who became her husband on May 20, 1950 until his death in 1976. They soon started a family, with their first born, Peggy Moen, and three years later a son, Jeff (Gloria) Moen. They raised their family in Duluth Heights on Ebony Avenue. Jean had a number of talents such as photography, crafting, sewing, traveling, with her most memorable trip being her weeks exploring China. She wrote a book in her 80’s in honor of her three grandsons, Stephen (Amanda), Tony (Kelly) and Jason (Alisa), depicting their adventures and her treasured memories of summers spent at the family cabin on Long Lake in Twig. She was most known for her beautiful, soprano voice and sang with the Duluth Symphony Chorus for over 30 years. She made one record, “The Lord’s Prayer”, which was widely distributed to all of her family. Camping, she loved it, never missing the annual family trip to Norway Beach at Cass Lake for more than 50 years.

More recently as she aged and due to health concerns, she had moved to Sunnyside Care Center in Cloquet. Here she found activities and friendships that she enjoyed and a staff that gave her individual and excellent care. She used her sewing skills and created “stress pets” for new residents which resulted in over 130 furry little pets in all of the residents rooms at the center. She loved doing this, she enjoyed her Friday cocktail, she sang for the residents making up her own words to classic songs to make the recipient feel special. She lived a good life. She will be missed, not only by those mentioned above but also by her bonus granddaughters, Carmen and Lacey; by 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. On January 27, 2021 her earthly journey was complete so she left to sing with the angels. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Minnesota Duluth.

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