Donald Moe


Donald Elmer Moe, age 93, of Mitchell, SD (formerly of Letcher, SD) died Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday July 1, 2021 at the Will Funeral Chapel, burial and military rites will be at the American Legion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday June 30, 2021 at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM.

Don Moe, son of Elmer and Estella (Snider) Moe, was born March 7, 1928 in Farmer, SD. He attended school at Letcher Public Schools. Following his schooling, Don helped on the family farm. He entered the US Army on May 4, 1951 and served in the Korean War. Don was honorably discharged from the US Army with the rank of corporal on January 9th 1953 and returned to farming.

Don was united in marriage with Edith Friman on April 4, 1954 in Letcher, SD. The couple farmed in the Letcher area for many years until Don retired at the age of 62.

He enjoyed visiting with friends at the coffee shop, horse sales, playing cards and going on the wagon train. Don participated on the wagon train to Madison for 25 years.

Don was an active member of the Letcher American Legion, served as Post Commander for 20+ years, and served as a county commissioner for 24 years. He was a member of the Letcher Community Church.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Roger Moe, Letcher, SD, Richard (Dawn Strand) Moe, Mitchell, SD, Virginia Moe, Mitchell, SD; one granddaughter, Rae Moe, Mitchell, SD; one great grandson, Logan Moe, Mitchell, SD; two sisters, Vera (Woodie) Lovejoy, Oxford, MS, Shirley Drewery, Oxford, MS; numerous nieces and nephews. Blessed to be part of his extended family, April (Bryan) Rickel and their children, Kendra, Carson and Hayden, all of Mitchell, SD, Kenny (Hannah) Strand and their children, Connor, Deidra and Wesley, all of Sioux City, IA, Cody (Tara) Strand and their children, Cailee and Jaxon, all of Mitchell, SD.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith in 2019; his parents and one brother, Ronald.

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