Ona Mae Moeller


Ona Mae (Legler) Moeller of Bryant, S.D., passed away on Mon., Feb. 15, 2021, in the Avantara Care Center in Lake Norden, S.D. at the age of 91. Ona was a long-time resident of Bryant and most recently made her home at the Parkview Assisted Living in Bryant before moving to the care center in Lake Norden. Private family funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 20, 2021, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant, S.D. Pastor Collin Beveridge officiated, and the service was live-streamed via Facebook live on the Crawford-Osthus page.

A public visitation was held prior to the service.

Ona was born to William and Thyra (Jensen) Legler on May 30, 1929, on a farm west of Lake Norden. Ona attended grade school in Badger and graduated from Arlington High School in 1947. She married Charles Moeller Aug. 1, 1948. In this union they had two children, Charlotte and Douglas. As a wedding present, Thyra gifted Ona and Charles enough money to buy their first truck. Together they owned and operated Moeller Truck Service in Bryant until Charles passed away Nov. 2, 1988. Ona was an active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where she held several offices on the church council and the WELCA. She was a board member of Hamlin County Thrivent and also a Red Hat member.

Ona enjoyed volunteering at the Bryant Cinema selling tickets. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great-great grandchild. She was fiercely protective of them all. Ona was always ready and willing to babysit or help out her family any way she could. Ona loved both gardening and baking. Growing up in Badger, her mother owned the Badger Café where Ona developed both a love for, and amazing skill of baking. She was well known for both her homemade buns and potato salad! In retirement, Ona enjoyed traveling and having coffee with special friends.

Ona is survived by her son, Douglas (Bonnie) Moeller; her grandchildren, Barb (Rod) Anderson, Sarah (Bernie) Hanson, Amanda (Jason) Willmott, Thom (Kelly Phillips) Currier, Joe (Jess) Moeller and David (Susan Swift) Moeller; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kaleb and Josh Anderson, Emma and Olivia Hanson, Gabby and Macy Willmott, Cadence, Aubrey and Makayla Moeller; great-great grandson, Noah Anderson; sister-in-law, Peggy Legler; brother-in-law, Curtis Moeller; sister-in-law, Beverly Peckenpaugh and many nieces, nephews and family friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charles; her parents; her daughter, Charlotte; her son-in-law, Doug Currier; brother, Pete Legler; sister, Blanche Sorenson and brother-in-law, Elmer Sorenson.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at the Parkview Assisted Living in Bryant and Avantara Care Center in Lake Norden for all the loving care Ona received while being part of your family.

Arrangements by Osthus Funeral Home/Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel

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