Robert S. Moe
Moe, Robert S. of Minneapolis, MN and Bonita Springs, FL. On February 21 Robert S. Moe, husband, father, grandfather and friend died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born January 2, 1931 in Fargo, North Dakota to George and Clara Moe. On September 28, 1957 he married Karin Lundahl of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Mabel and brother, Richard Moe. After graduating from Red Wing MN High School in 1948, he attended Winona State College before joining the Navy during the Korean War and spending four years as a lithographer during which he circled the globe aboard the USS Tarawa aircraft carrier and the rest of the time in the Pentagon. He finished his undergraduate business degree at the University of Minnesota and started his financial career at Price Waterhouse in Chicago. Subsequently he attended Northwestern University on a scholarship and received an MBA. After jobs in Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh, he returned to Minneapolis in 1970 to work for Polaris Industries as head of Finance. In 1981 he, along with a group of investors bought Polaris Industries from Textron Industries. Six years later the management team transitioned Polaris Industries into a public corporation. He retired in 1993 as Vice President and Treasurer but continued on the Board of Directors for many years. In 2009 he was inducted into the Polaris Hall of Fame. He was a lifetime Minnesota Gopher fan and an avid golfer. After his retirement, he and Karin spent many enjoyable years in Bonita Springs, FL. Also, in his later years he became a local philanthropist supporting the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Olaf College, the Arts, and Alzheimer's research. He was a member of Wayzata Country Club and the Bonita Bay Club in FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Karin; four children, Gregor, Kristin, Kathryn (Jonathan Watson) and Jeffrey; and five grandchildren, Signe Burke, Shannon Burke, Amelia Watson, Francesca Watson and Oliver Browarnik Moe, and his brother George (Nancy). The family would especially like to thank his devoted and loving caregivers, Keith, Summer and Tommy Hagen and Cordell Blomberg and Bill Banks. Visitation will be Thursday February 25, from 5-7:30 PM at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd in Wayzata. Memorial Service will be held at the Wayzata Community Church, 125 E Wayzata Blvd on Friday February 26, at 11 AM with a reception to follow. Interment will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Grossman Center for Alzheimer's Research at the University of Minnesota, the Alzheimer's Association, or the charity of your choice. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com
Published on February 25, 2016
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