Veronica MoenJun 27, 2017 From staff reports
Veronica Moen of Riverton died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 93 years old.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Davis Funeral Home. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Veronica Gertrude Koetter was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Minot, N.D., to John Herman and Theresa (Klosterman) Koetter. She grew up and attended school in Rural Ward County of North Dakota.
She was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a dedicated member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church.
On Nov. 5, 1949, she married Melvin Richard Moen in Minot, N.D., at the St. Leo's Catholic Church.
They shared 64 years together until his passing in 2013.
They were both employed at Bausch & Lomb Optical Company in Minot before moving to Casper, to work for Western Optical Company.
In 1961 they made the move to Riverton to work in the new practice of optometrist William Lansing (now Riverton Vision Center). He worked as the optician and she was the office manager, which meant she helped with everything. They both stayed until their retirement. They both devoted a lifetime of helping better people's vision working side by side.
She was a dedicated walker out on the trails rain or shine. In her younger years she was into bowling, square dancing, camping, boating, water skiing, and road trips. Every year for 50 years they would travel to North Dakota on Father's Day to the Moen family reunion.
She also enjoyed playing cards, doing genealogy and having fun trips and adventures with her most beloved and devoted daughter, Patricia, and special friend, Kim.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Moen (Kim Bringham) of St. Paul, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Flory Kennedy of Cheyenne; brother-in-law, Arne Moen of Coram, Montana; and special friends Linda Trompke and Sue Ransom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Theresa Koetter; husband, Melvin Moen; infant daughter, Theresa Moen; sisters Cecilia Zeltinger, Dorothea Limke and Mary Grant; and brothers Cornelius Koetter and Joseph Koetter.
Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice or St. Margaret's Catholic Church in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.