Born: August 25th, 1927
Passed on: January 12th, 2013
MOEN: Katherine (Penner) Moen passed away at the Swift Current Care Home January 12, 2013 at the age of 85. She is survived by her three children: Brenda (Bob) Meszaros, Allan (Val) Moen, and Marlin (Shelley) Moen. Grandchildren: Derek (Carla) Meszaros; Michael (Ashley) Meszaros; Kristen (David) Batters; Mitch Pisiak and Calla Pisiak. Great grandchildren: Braeden, Reid, Brock, Bronson, Gillian, Nixen and Faith. She also leaves to mourn her sisters Mary Davidson, Margaret (Dave) Wiebe, Eva Lowen, sisters-in-law Elsie Penner, Sarah Penner and Doreen Moen, brother-in-law Roy Moen and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Moen, son Kenneth Moen, parents Jacob and Maria Penner; brothers: Jake, John, Corney, Abe, Ben; sisters: Betty Guenther, Anne Martens, Helen Janzen, Agnes Wiebe; brothers-in-law: Roy Henning, George Janzen, Jim Davidson, Jake Guenther, Jake Lowen, Henry Martens; and sister-in-law: Florence Penner. Kay was born August 25, 1927 to Jacob and Maria Penner she was the eighth child of fifteen. She attended school at Bigford, Lens West and Lens East. At 15 she started working for neighbours and also went to Alberta, working in sugar beet fields, and B.C. where she packed fruit. In 1947, she moved to Stewart Valley and worked for two different families helping to look after children and doing housework. The four little boys she looked after were always very special to her. It was here she met Philip Moen, and they were married June 30, 1949. Kay loved the farm and all the animals they had over the years. Her garden was always large, but she loved the freezing and canning, and it gave her such pleasure to share or trade the yields. She especially enjoyed picking berries and making jams and jellies. Kay made the BEST cookies in the world! Her deepfreeze was always stocked with various kinds of baking. One of their greatest past times was going fishing. She had many hobbies which sometimes turned into careers as she made beautiful curtains and drapes; made and decorated wedding cakes; and was an expert at crocheting. This hobby was one of the last she had to give up. It got too frustrating for her, because if it wasn't perfect, it had to be taken apart. In the fall of 2003, due to Philip's failing health, they moved to Swift Current into Pioneer Manor. She continued her garden on a much smaller scale in her patio boxes, and took pride in growing lots of huge tomatoes. While there, she enjoyed puzzles, shuffleboard, card games, and visiting with family and friends. After a lifetime of making sure everyone else was looked after, your hands have earned their rest. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Kiel Officiating and the pianist was Alrene Olson. The interment service was held at the Nordland Church Cemetery Stewart Valley, SK. The ushers were Marvin Hiebert and Alvin Penner. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.