Maurice “Moe” Visser, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 76 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church in Ogilvie with Pastor Bob DeYoung officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
MILITARY HONORS will be provided by the Mora American Legion Post 201.
Maurice Henry Visser, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 76 years old.
Maurice, lovingly known as “Moe”, was born on April 21, 1945 in Brooten, Minnesota to parents Steven and Bertha (Dykstra) Visser. The youngest of 7 children, Moe grew up in the Belgrade area. At the age of 14, the family moved to the Bock area. On June 14, 1967, Moe was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served with the military police until his discharge. He returned home in Minnesota where he worked as a machinist for a few years.
On June 28, 1968 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Alderink at the Christian Reform Church in Ogilvie. In 1973 Moe and Kathy moved to their home between Mora and Ogilvie where they raised three sons. Moe worked with his father-in-law, John Alderink, in his sewer pumping business in Ogilvie. When John died in 1979, Moe took over the business and ran Visser Septic Services until selling the business in 1992. He purchased Sanitary Systems, which he ran until 2010. Never one to sit idle, Moe drove school bus for Milaca and Ogilvie schools for many years and later volunteered driving for Timber Trails around Kanabec County.
When not working, Moe enjoyed time spent on the lake with his family or fishing. He loved to support his sons and grandchildren at their football and basketball games. Moe was instrumental in starting the Dollars for Scholars program in the Ogilvie Schools. He was an avid coin collector, made many diamond willow canes and walking sticks, and bred chocolate lab dogs over the years. Most of all, Moe loved to travel with Kathy, his best friend. They covered most of the country, but had a great love of the west and the mountains. Seeing countless National Parks and tourist attractions, they simply let the wind guide their travels. Moe will be missed by his family and friends.
Moe is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Richard, Stanley; and sister Arlene Bos.
He is survived by his wife Kathy; sons, Todd (Renee), Darren (Karla), and Shannon (Jen); grandchildren, Travis, Trey, Ande, Sarah, Kaylin, Cole, Kenzie, and Charlie; sister Theresa (Melvin) Schruer; brother George (Carolyn); brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Bos, Phyllis Visser, JoAnn (Harlan) Norman, Jim (Mary) Alderink; Nancy (Doug) Grosinger, and Dave (Lurie) Alderink; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.