Arne R. Moen

March 26.1930-May 8, 2019

Arne R Moen was born

on March 26, 1930 to

Borghild (Nelson) and

Olaf Moen. He was the

8th of 12 children. He fre-

quently commented that

he was sure glad his folks

named him Arne, ’cause

that was what everyone

called him!! When asked

how many birthdays he

had had, he responded

“Only one, the rest were

celebrations!” He celebrat-ed his 89th birthday six

weeks prior to his passing

with many close friends

attending. It was a good


Arne was raised on the

family farm south of

Minot, ND and later near

Carpio, ND.

Arne entered the Navy

in 1948. He was stationed

in the Mediterranean, Ita-

ly, Crete, France, Gibraltar

and Africa. After being

honorably discharged in

1952, Arne worked for his

“pa” and local farmers

and did carpentry work.

In 1958 Arne went to Gla-

cier National Park work-

ing on trails and roads. He

retired from the Park Ser-

vice in 1990.

Throughout his retire-

ment Arne took on a new

role caring for his neigh-

bors on Coram Stage

Road. He was known for

plowing the snow and

general landscaping. Arne

was rewarded with many

home-cooked meals,

which he truly loved;

these neighbors became

his family. When life

moved him to assisted liv-

ing, he worried about who

would take care of them.

Arne was a great whittler,

fashioning many things

from cowboy boot ear-

rings to ducks, geese, and

airplanes. His replica of a

B-29 Bomber and hangar

is displayed at the Dakota

Territory Air Museum in

Minot, ND.

Life was good when

Arne was around. Good

jokes. Laughter. Fun!! He

always said “If you don’t

have a sense of humor

you don’t have anything.”

Arne passed away May

8, 2019 in Columbia Falls,

MT. He apologizes for not

making it to his 90th


Arne was preceded in

death by: parents Olaf

and Borghild Moen, sis-

ters: Olga Heller, Berliot

Munson, Ella Henrickson,

Lilly Heller, Ida Heller,

Evelyn Grabow, Esther

Lemons; brothers: Her-

bert, George, and Melvin;

nine nieces and nephews.

Family: Those left to

mourn his passing in-

clude his sister Florence

Kennedy, Cheyenne, WY;

33 nieces and nephews,

his ‘partners in crime’

special niece Ramona

Johnson and Arne’s very

close and dear friend

Munch (Cindy) Woods,

his special neighbors and

friends, and caregivers at

Bee Hive Homes.

Honoring Arne’s wishes

no services will be held.

Inurnment will be at a

later date in Des Lacs Val-

ley Cemetery, rural Fox-

holm, ND

Memorials are preferred

to Kalispell Frontier Hos-

pice, 42 Bruyer Way, Kal-

ispell, MT 59901 or chari-

ty of your choice.