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Memorial services for Annabelle M. Moilanen of Warroad, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM at the Warroad Senior Living Center Chapel.
Annabelle Mae Moilanen was born on September 28, 1930 to Ole & Gola Halverson in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended school in there.
Her life and marriages brought her 9 children; Robert, Ronald, Diana, Wendy, Shari, Carrie, Tom, Daniel & Kathleen.
Family was her whole life. Living in Duluth & Superior area (The Twin Ports), she & her family would spend many summer weekends meeting her brother, Glenn & his wife Grace and their 4 children and her sister Jean & her husband Russell & their 2 boys at St Croix Park – camping & building fond memories for all the cousins.
After the death of her husband, Les, in 1971, she moved to Texas in 1972. Moving back to Superior in 1977, she met & married Arnie Moilanen of Cloquet, MN and became step-mother to Tom. When Arnie retired from his job, they moved to Texas in 1985, living in both Mercedes & McAllen, until 2001. She was an active member of the Salvation Army Corp of McAllen.
They moved to Warroad in 2001, residing at the original nursing home in independent living. They volunteered in the RSVP Program, ministering to the needs of many residents. She was an active member of the Warroad Community Church until her entering the nursing facility at the Warroad Senior Living Center in 2014.
Annabelle is survived by multitudes of friends, 8 children, 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren plus nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ole & Gola – siblings, Glenn & Jean, her 3 husbands, Bill, Les & Arnie, her daughter Diana, her great granddaughter Ashley & her nephew Bruce.
Entering into her Heavenly Home, God received Annabelle into His Presence April 13th, 2018