Roger Dean Moe


Roger Dean Moe was born in Superior, WI on March 31, 1937 to Christine (Kennedy) Moe and Oscar Moe.  He started dating the love of his life, Dorothy Nollet at the end of his Senior year in High School and has been her devoted husband since July 19, 1958.  As an adult, Roger became big brother to Barb Moe and the proud father of 2 daughters, Connie (Keith Ballweg) and Robin (Jan Ruhland) and the uncle of 4.

In 1982, Roger began a new chapter in his life by becoming a doting grandfather to granddaughter Lindsey (Brook Morris), first and only grandson Travis Ruhland, followed by 5 more granddaughters Breanna (Ryan Hellenbrand), Casey Ruhland, Tierney (Tyler Zeman), Danae (Derric Junakin) and Lauren (Jeff Peetz).  In 2016, Roger got the thrill of becoming a Great Bapa and was able to instill his love for play, laughter and dance to his 5 great grandsons Gibson and Steven Junakin and Kane, Hunter and Walker Hellenbrand.  The arrival of his first Great granddaughter Decklyn Nollet Zeman came in October, 2020 and she will soon be joined by baby Morris in September.  Roger is also survived by his brother-in-law Lawrence Ligman, a niece, a nephew and several cousins.

Roger’s family was his pride and priority and he instilled in them, through his examples, a strong work ethic, a love for sports and the need to be kind and giving.  He also shared with them some of his greatest passions such as travelling, investing in the stock market, enjoying life, celebrating and enjoying a cold beer.   Roger started working at a very young age delivering newspapers throughout his Billings Park neighborhood.  We knew people were important to him at a young age because he talked about his customers throughout his life.  He put himself through college at UW Superior by working for the Burlington Northern railroad.  Roger started his lengthy teaching career at Superior East High School in 1959.  He moved his family to Prairie du Sac when he started teaching at Sauk Prairie High School in 1964 where he taught until he retired in 1999.  In addition to teaching, Roger was involved in coaching football, basketball and baseball.  As head football coach, he led the Sauk Prairie Eagles to an undefeated season and the conference championship in 1969.  Roger also dedicated time to helping students learn to help their communities by being an advisor for the student group People’s Incorporated.  Later in his teaching career Roger became an active leader in his local Teacher’s Union and he eventually took his leadership to the next level by becoming a very active member of SCUE, the South Central United Educators.  Roger held down various other jobs while he was teaching including salesman for World’s Finest Chocolate when he travelled the state with his co pilot Tiger and Gift Shop owner/operator for The Robin’s Nest.  After Retiring in 2000, Roger continued to work doing lawn maintenance for Mueller Sports Medicine.

He and his wife Dotty also decided to become snowbirds and purchased a winter home in Surprise Arizona.  Roger always referred to that as his cabin.  When in Arizona, Roger volunteered as a Sundancer or usher at Surprise Stadium, spring training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.  Throughout his life, Roger was a very active member of St. Aloysius Parish.  He also enjoyed belonging to various bowling teams and card clubs.  One of Roger’s final roles in life was being a devoted caretaker for his wife Dotty.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother Richard, George and Rose Nollet, Sister-in-law Barb Nollet LIgman, his grandparents, many Aunts and Uncles, 2 nephews, and many dear friends.

Roger’s family would like to thank the kind and caring staffs at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center, Surprise Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sauk Prairie Clinic, Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Maplewood of Sauk Prairie and SSM Health St Mary’s Hospital, Dr. McAuliffe,  home therapists Donna and David, Home nurse Pat, Dr. Hevi and Frankie for give him such loving care during his final journey in life.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 from 12:00-noon until 1:45 pm at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00pm on Aug. 3, 2021 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 115 Madison St., Sauk City.  Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

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