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In Memory of

Arthur Casberg Moe

June 29, 1927 - July 11, 2011

Obituary


Arthur Casberg Moe of Stone Lake, WI passed away at his home Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the age of 84.
Born June 29, 1927 in La Crosse, WI, Art was the first of 9 children of the late Clarence & Eleanor (Casberg) Moe. He served his country in the United States Army, receiving honorable discharge in 1947. Art married the love of his life, Leatrice Joy Grokowsky, July 23, 1950, in Holmen, WI. They shared 60 years together until Leatrice preceded him in death Nov. 10, 2009.
A building contractor...

Arthur Casberg Moe of Stone Lake, WI passed away at his home Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the age of 84.
Born June 29, 1927 in La Crosse, WI, Art was the first of 9 children of the late Clarence & Eleanor (Casberg) Moe. He served his country in the United States Army, receiving honorable discharge in 1947. Art married the love of his life, Leatrice Joy Grokowsky, July 23, 1950, in Holmen, WI. They shared 60 years together until Leatrice preceded him in death Nov. 10, 2009.
A building contractor for 38 years starting in La Crosse County, Art and family moved to Whitefish Lake in 1962 after he was awarded the Sawyer County Court House construction job. Moe Construction built numerous Hayward area commercial buildings including People's National Bank, the Wise building, Hayward Country Club, Brooks Building and Rivkins; also, Big Bear Lodge on the Flambeau River, scout camps and more than 50 private lake homes and cottages. In 1971, Art and Leatrice bought the former Holiday Haven Resort property on Lac Courte Oreilles and established the legendary Thor's Supper Club. They owned and operated Thor's until 1988, creating jobs for hundreds over 17 years of operation. They continued to produce signature Thor's dishes for wholesale, especially their famous flaming duck, until retirement.
Builder, self-made business owner and citizen, Art was a long time member of Lions International; a charter member in Holmen, Stone Lake and Hayward. He was a founding member of the Sno-Trails Snowmobile Club, a group consisting of local businesses that started and built many of the groomed trails in the Stone Lake-Hayward area. He served on the board of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and was recognized for his dedication and service to the promotion, protection and improvement of the food service industry. An artist in his own right, especially in wood, Art was a pioneer chainsaw carver and created masterful sculptures of many creatures great and small for individuals and commercial purposes alike. He also was a gifted writer, penning stories of his experiences and private life, for which his children are eternally grateful.
Art is survived by four children: David (Kathy) Moe of Hayward, WI; Dayna (Donald) Deutsch of Edina, MN; Sarah (Bruce) Wick of Stone Lake, WI; Kristin (James) Skorczewski of Chippewa Falls, WI; two granddaughters, Danielle & Karielle Moe of Hayward, WI; siblings Gloria Cassel of Onalaska, WI; Burton (Jan) Moe of Buffalo City, WI; Joyce (Verlan) Urban of Rockland, WI and Tavares, FL; Clayton (Joanne) Moe of Onalaska, WI; Hjal Jonsen of Palm Springs, CA; Mollie (Doug) Haskell of La Crosse, WI; sisters-in-law Vernetta Moe of West Salem, WI and Barbara Moe of Mondovi, WI; and many nieces, nephews, customers and friends. He is preceded in death by brothers Homer and Aldin Moe.
His beloved children extend deep thanks to emergency services personnel, and the staff of the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Essentia Health who provided wonderful care for their father.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson- Nathan Funeral Home of Hayward, WI. (715) 634-2609