Herbert T. Moen, 89 of Eau Claire passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 with his family by his side.

Herbert was born on November 6, 1926 to Hans and Alice (Tollefson) Moen in Eleva, Wisconsin. He married Alice Thompson on February 20, 1953 in Eau Claire. Herbert worked as a machinist at Pope and Talbot for 39 years. He was past governor and a member of the Moose Lodge. Herbert was President of the Men of Grace and longtime usher at Grace Lutheran. He loved dancing, cooking, and baking; the cookie jar was never empty. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and having a cold beer out on the front porch with his family and friends.

Herbert is survived by his children, Rhonda (Rodney) Cooke of Eau Claire, Herbert Moen Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids, and Thomas (Connie) Moen of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Sarah Cooke, Samuel Cooke, Rebecca Cooke, Thomas (Tara) Moen Jr., Rachel Moen, Collette (Greg) Mandilk, and Tony Provo; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Moen; his granddaughter, Tanya; his parents; and his siblings, Florence, Eleanor, and Arnie; and nephew, Harlan Cox.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at Saving Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor David Irgens officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow the service at Forest Hill.


  1. I am sorry to read of Herb’s death. He always had a smile for me when I visited my father, Charles Michels, at Orchard Hills Assisted Living. Perhaps they are laughing and talking together about their days at Pope and Talbot!

    Peace and comfort to you all. Susan

  2. Dear Rhonda, Rodney, Sarah, Sam and Becca, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I met Herb a few times when I was visiting Linda many years ago. He was such a kind, sweet and gentle man. Was always available to help whenever needed. I specifically remember him helping Linda get a bat out of her washing machine on Vine Street. I’m sure you will dearly miss him.

    With sympathy and prayers, Paula

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