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1935 - 2009
Elmer ‘Al’ Moran
1932 - 2011
On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, Marilyn J. Moran, precious wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and “big sis,” was at home when she passed away peacefully, at last free to rest in the arms of our most loving God.
Marilyn was born on Jan. 9, 1935, in Greenland, Mich., daughter of Walter and Ellen Huhti. Marilyn grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, proud of her independent spirit that was rooted in her Finnish heritage and “SISU.”
On Nov. 20, 1954, she married E. Al Moran at Selfridge Air Force Base in Mount Clemmons, Mich. Eventually, Marilyn and Al settled in Watertown where they raised their five daughters. Mom was always quick to volunteer her time and talents to help her girls foster their own independent spirits.
After family, one of Marilyn's greatest joys was her work with the elderly. She was the activity director for the Watertown Funster Club for 18 years and then an activity assistant at Beverly Terrace for 24 years. She was an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Watertown Lady Elks, and a former member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Confraternity.
Survivors include her husband, Al of Watertown; her five daughters, Joyce Moran of Madison, Cathy Moran of Baraboo, Cherie (Gary) Temple of Madison, Patricia (William) Verridan of Watertown and Teresa (Paul) Kallstrom-Parker of Appleton; her cherished grandchildren, Jennifer (Kyle) Heimerl, Laura, Brooke, and Rebekah Kallstrom, Lee Parker, Grace and Gabriel Stauffacher and Taylor, Sydney and Jack Temple; her great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Iverson and Gavin; two brothers, Dale Huhti of Watertown and Russell Huhti of Greenland, Mich.; sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Moran and Sharon Moran; along with special nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eli Huhti; and a sister in law, Chris Huhti.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial in St. Henry Cemetery.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials to the American Heart Association or St. Henry Catholic Church would be appreciated.
Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Services 500 Welsh Road Watertown
Elmer ‘Al’ Moran
1932 - 2011
With no shortage of faith and family beside him, Elmer “Al” Moran, 78, of Watertown, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 21, 2011.
Al was born on Sept. 27, 1932, in Milwaukee, the son of Elmer and Evelyn (Kunz) Moran. Al was the loving husband to Marilyn for 54 years until her death in August of 2009.
Al proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He began his lifelong career as an insurance agent in 1956 with the Catholic Knights and later became an independent agent, establishing the Al Moran Agency through which he served the community and surrounding area with the highest integrity for over 40 years.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and Watertown Elks Lodge No. 666. Al enjoyed hunting and golfing and had collected stamps since he was a young boy. He was well known for his wine making and often received fruit from his friends, many of whom then enjoyed the fruits of his labors. Al was always up for watching a Packers or Brewers game.
Al is survived by his five daughters, Joyce Moran of Madison, Cathy Moran of Baraboo, Cheryl (Gary) Temple of Madison, Patricia (William) Verriden of Watertown and Teresa (Paul) Parker of Appleton; his grandchildren, Grace and Gabriel Stauffacher, Taylor, Sydney and Jack Temple, Jennifer (Kyle) Heimerl, Laura, Brooke and Rebekah Kallstrom and Lee Parker; his great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Iverson, Gavin, Ezrah and Miles. Al is further survived by a sister, Mary Ann Moran of Pewaukee; brothers-in-law, Dale Huhti of Watertown and Russ Huhti of Greenland, Mich.; along with numerous special nieces, nephews and friends.
He is further preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Moran.
A celebration of Al’s life will be held on Tuesday at noon at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Brian Wilk officiating. Burial will be in St. Henry Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.
As his daughters it was a gift for each of us to be able to honor dad’s wish to spend his last days in the home he dearly loved. It would not have been possible without the compassionate support of the wonderful staff of Rainbow Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or St. Henry Catholic Church.
With his words of wisdom to guide us and our memories of him held close to our hearts we find comfort in knowing our parents are together again.