Corvallis – Glen Edward Moeller, 73 of Corvallis passed away unexpectedly in the evening of July 4, 2018 in his home after a full day of baling hay. He was born on June 30, 1945 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of the late Ralph and Clara Moeller.
Glen was born and raised in the area of Minneapolis, MN and found his love of horticulture and the outdoors at a young age. In 1968, he met the love of his life, Sue Fredeen, and they were married in January of 1969. Glen and Sue then travelled the United States by truck before falling in love with Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. They then settled in Corvallis, Montana and in 1971, established Moeller’s Nursery. To help support their growing business, Glen and Sue also began working at Purdue Woodworks, building Montana-made furniture.
Glen applied his passion for all things green to his new business venture, and he and Sue started their family in 1974. Glen was especially proud of his children and grandchildren and cherished his family time. Following their tenure at Purdue, Glen peeled logs for log home construction, and also worked with the US Forest Service. His untiring devotion to farming and family led to the Moellers becoming a well-respected fixture in the Bitterroot valley over the next 47 years. Glen was especially proud of the reputation he established for growing the best sweet corn in all of Montana. Glen’s pride in agriculture was apparent to all those around him. It truly was a labor of love. Glen Moeller’s deep knowledge of farming, coupled with his outgoing personality always made a lasting impression on all of those with whom he interacted. Springtime will always be brightened by his legacy, and the blooms of the new year will forever remind us of the color he brought to the world.
Glen is survived by his wife Sue of Corvallis, as well as his four children and four grandchildren. His beloved dog Tuk will also miss him dearly. His first daughter Julie and her husband Garrett Schairer reside in the Bitterroot Valley with their daughters Nyssa, Emelia, and Hasalyn. Tara and her husband Scott Fraser, Kristy and her husband Philip Sullivan, and Matthew Moeller with grandson Tristan, all reside in Bozeman. Glen’s brother Robert and his wife Lois reside in Chicago, Illinois.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Assembly of God Church with Aaron Huls officiating. A reception will follow. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
A private family interment will take place at the Corvallis cemetery.
The family would like to thank the community for the love and support received during this difficult time. The Moeller Family suggests that memorials be made to the first responders at the Corvallis Fire Department, 317 Woodside Cutoff Road, Corvallis MT 59828.