Robert James Moen, 78, a lifetime resident of Eau Claire, WI passed peacefully at his home Thursday, October 27, 2022, under the care of Mayo Clinic System Home Care and Hospice, with his beloved chocolate lab, Dixie and family by his side.

Bob was born June 27, 1944, to Ezra and Rachel (Phillips) Moen. Bob was the youngest of eight children. After graduating from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1962, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for electronic engineering and later attended Chippewa Valley Technical College. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967. During his service years, he was a combat ground engineering electronics expert designing airplane runways. Bob was very proud to be a Veteran. He never missed a Veterans Day program at his grandchildren’s schools where he proudly wore his uniform.

Bob met the love of his life, Doris Mae Stanull on April 13, 1969. They were married on December 20, 1969, in Eau Claire and shortly thereafter started a family. In 1976, they bought a home on Eau Claire’s north side, which Bob remained in until his death.

Bob was a past member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner’s Zor Drum Corp and Tin Lizzies, and Associate Guardian of the International Order of Job’s Daughters.

For the majority of Bob’s career, he was employed at Finley Engineering as an outside plant telephone engineer designing and building telephone exchanges throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. In his later working years, Doris enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motorhome to his various job sites until his retirement.

Bob enjoyed being outdoors. When the girls were young, the family enjoyed camping, fishing and boating with family friends. Bob also enjoyed deer hunting with his nephews on his family owned land. He was very much looking forward to his 65th year deer hunting next month. When the weather was warm, Bob spent many afternoons enjoying motorcycle rides around the Chippewa Valley with Dixie in the side car wearing her Doggles. Bob and Dixie also enjoyed joining in many motorcycle runs, watching parades and even joined in a few parades, including the Memorial Day parade in Eau Claire this past May.

Bob is survived by his two daughters, Kristine (Todd) Brantner of Elk Mound and Karrie (Jason) Dehnke of Eau Claire; seven grandchildren, Andrew Allen, Shelby Allen (David Sanville), Robert (Mia) Allen, Kayla and Zackariah Brantner, Brittney and Brady Dehnke; two great grandchildren, Rosella and Atticus Sanville; sisters, Sally Heiman Mayers of California; Judy Elmore of Black River Falls; and, Nancy Hayden of Eau Claire; brother-in-law Harlow Bahr, sister-in-law Sue (James) Thomas, several nephews, nieces, other relatives, and his beloved companion, Dixie of 9 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Doris of 43 years, brothers, ClaIre Thomas and Donald; sisters, Joann Behlke and Sharon (Cookie) Bahr; nephew Randy Moen; and granddaughter, Karissa Kay Brantner.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Bob’s neighbor and friend, Lori for assisting him with daily chores and projects whenever he needed. The family would also like to thank the staff at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Home Care and Hospice, and the Veterans Administration.

A funeral service will be Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Jody Hagedorn officiating with a visitation one hour prior. A visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. Friends and family may leave online condolences below.


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  1. Roger is going to miss spending time w/ Uncle Bobby at the hunting land. Many great memories were had there! I hope you all find comfort and peace in this difficult time, knowing he is with your Mom again. Your Dad will be glad that his beloved lab Dixie is well taken care of too.

  2. Dear Kris and Karrie,
    We are so sorry to hear about Bob passing. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to the visitation. We would have loved sharing stories! We just want to extend our condolences to you and your families.
    Diane and Larry Vobornik

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