V. Stanley Moeller

July 1st, 1944June 3rd, 2018

Vernon Stanley Moeller, “Stan”, was born on July 1, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the eldest son of Vernon and Evelyn. Stan grew up on the family farm in New Palestine, IN, which helped him develop a strong work ethic by helping his Dad farm crops and raise livestock. He also developed a liking for vehicles, owning a Corvair, an Opel GT, El Camino, convertible and motorcycles at points during his life.

Stan served his country by enlisting in the Marine Corp Reserves during the Vietnam era for a six-year obligation, though his unit was never activated for service.

Stan had a busy August 1970 - graduating from Purdue University, becoming a lifetime fan, on August 7, 1970, and then marrying Kay Greder on August 8, 1970. They moved to Colorado later that month.

After arriving in Colorado, Stan embarked on his engineering career, helping improve manufacturing processes at a number of companies including StorageTek, where he was proud to have worked 22 years through thick and thin, Samsonite, Ball Aerospace and finally General Electric. Stan was also very active in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a former chairman of the local chapter. Education was important to Stan so he completed his MBA at the University of Northern Colorado in 1984.

Stan and Kay enjoyed nearly 48 years of marriage in Colorado, raising three children: Jonathan, Jennifer and Elizabeth. Stan took pride in their accomplishments and was well-known, perhaps too much so(!), for documenting them via camera and video. Stan enjoyed coaching each of them in soccer, softball, basketball, Boy Scouts etc. during their middle school years.

Stan was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine, IN. He remained actively serving the Lord until his health prevented it. He often served in leadership positions, helping, not surprisingly, making the churches run more efficiently, but was best known for his welcoming and open manner. More recently, he served on a church committee, SOAR, for 5 years, helping to organize two events per year for older adults.

Stan and Kay enjoyed traveling and some camping. They especially enjoyed trips with friends while visiting New England, Washington DC and Alaska and Panama. Attending family reunions to Iowa and North Carolina were important to him. The most recent trip was to Luther-land sites in Germany and surrounding European countries during a short time of remission.

Stan loved DIY home improvement and considered building and repair an engineering challenge, regardless of the task. Eight years ago, Stan and Kay moved into a new home to minimize projects and enjoy more of his beloved Colorado mountain views. He instilled that love of “deck living” in the grandchildren who already sent their Father’s Day cards mentioning watching balloons and airplanes, playing dominoes and eating on the deck.

Stan passed away peacefully with his family on June 3, 2018 after a long and inspirational battle with Mesothelioma and, prior to that, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. His goal was to walk daughter Jennifer down the aisle on June 9. Jennifer and Mike were married in Stan’s presence on June 1 in the hospice unit.

His family and friends greatly miss him and will always treasure his energy and contagiously positive attitude. He is survived by wife Kay, son Jonathan Moeller and wife Vanessa Hierbaum of San Francisco, CA and their daughters Seneca and Clara; daughter Jennifer Moeller and Michael Simone, Lafayette, CO; and daughter Elizabeth and husband Jeff LeJeune, and their sons, Xavier, Sebastion and Judah Stanley, all of Greeley, CO.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Lutheran Hour, which provided Stan spiritual guidance when he was unable to worship and / or The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

Services

"PLEASE NOTE CHANGE"  Visitation with the family will be at Risen Savior Lutheran Church on Friday, June 8, starting at 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM prior to the service.

Funeral services will be on Friday, June 8, at 11:00 AM at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield.

Cemetery

None

Location

Darrell Howe Mortuary | Map

Church

Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 3031 W 144th Ave Broomfield, CO 80023 | Map

Condolences

Stan was a great man. He never had a bad day and his energy was infectious. His devotion to his family was 2nd to none and he was a lover of life. One of the most curious individuals I have ever met, and one that always made me ask, 'how does he know all of those things?' We are thinking and praying for all family and friends and we know Stan is in heaven and enjoying himself reading a Daily Camera sports section and a story about his kids sporting results, Kay's baked goods or generally how to improve Lafayette Colorado or STC as a whole with one of his big ideas. We will miss you Stan and thanks for making all of us better, learn from you on how important it is to be happy every day and how to enjoy life to it's fullest. Bryan Pinciaro and family
I am saddened to hear of your husband and father’s passing. Stan was a very good man whom I enjoyed speaking with. He led quite a life raising his children to have the same values and work ethic that he possessed and I for one, appreciated his straightforward approach and sense of honor. My sincere condolences to you and your family today. Jim Hamilton
Sorry to learn of your fathers passing. I remember him coming to the XC and track meets to support his children. Good to catch up on you fine people by reading the obituary. Jennifer coagulations on your marriage. Bernie Gay
Kay,Jon,Jen, Elizabeth and the children I share my sympathy and condolences with you. We know that Stan is with our Savior and that is comfort to us. May the Lord our Father comfort you. I was blessed to know Stan and will keep him in my memories, Sincerely, John Sajban
I met Stan years ago now through a co-worker when working at StorageTek and always found him upbeat, energetic and an interesting personality. Although I did not get to know Stan very well, he seemed to be a good man with integrity and fun to be around. My thoughts go out to his family for their loss as I'm sure he will be greatly missed.
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