Funeral Service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie for Judith Mae Moberg, age 85, of Long Prairie who died Sunday at her home in Long Prairie. Rev. Bill Bakewicz will officiate and burial will be in the Kahbakong Cemetery, Taylor Falls at a later date. Friends may call from 4-7 pm, Friday, January 24, 2014 at the American Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Judith Mae Moberg was born to Earl and Judith Nelson on the family farm near Parkers Prairie, MN on May 6, 1928. After high school, Mae worked as a bank teller and bookkeeper. In 1946 she attended Minneapolis School of Business for secretarial training. She moved to St. Paul to work in the filing department of the State Legislature and then for the E. L. Murphy Trucking Company.
Mae met a veterinary student on a blind date and fell in love at first sight. Wendell and Mae were married on August 6, 1950 at the Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Sons, Peter and Steven, were born while Wendell was still going to school and Mae worked as a secretary. In 1952, Mae contracted polio. She received treatment at the Sister Kenny Institute and Abbott Hospital. Her recovery continued at home with the help of her husband. In 1953, they moved to Long Prairie to the current house and started their veterinary business. The next years were busy ones, with additions to the house and to the family with Andrew, Wendy, Charles and Bette. Mae and Wendell were true partners in their business and life.
Mae was an active member of the American Lutheran Church, her bowling team at Prairie Lanes, and the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliaries.
Mae took very good care of her family, making sure that everyone was well fed. Her generosity often extended to many others. She was a true caregiver and lovingly cared for Wendells parents, her own mother, and her husband until their deaths.
Mae was a creative person; sewing was her passion and she also loved to refinish and upholster furniture. Many of the articles that she made were donated to church for the Christmas Fair. She often helped her children and grandchildren work on projects. Her talent and drive are an inspiration to all of us.
Mae is survived by her six children: Peter (Janice) Moberg, Bemidji; Steven (Joni) Moberg, Bigfork; Andrew (Mary Lee) Moberg, Little Falls; Wendy (Joe) Szczepanski, Waconia; Dr. Charles (Shirley) Moberg, Osakis; and Bette (Curt) LaMaack, Blue Earth. She has 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011, her parents, and sister Patty.
Pallbearers will be Maes granddaughters, Meagan Fleming, Bridget Becker, Carly Moberg, Anna Szczepanski, Amber Moberg, Amanda Cavness, Sarah Stewart, Kimberly Weitemier, Emily Moberg, and Kerstin Moberg.