Kathryn Moe

Kathryn Ann Jacoby was born to Elmer and Ledwina (Schottenbauer) Jacoby on Sunday, October 23,1938. She was one of six children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Kathy passed away at the New Ulm Hospital on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the age of 83.  Kathy went to grade school in Clements and graduated from Springfield High School in 1956.  She went on to Mankato State Teacher’s College to receive a diploma in Elementary Education.

Kathy was married to Charles George Moe on November 27, 1958. They settled on a farm east of Springfield along the Cottonwood River and spent 53 years there before moving into Springfield. Kathy and Charlie were married for 56 years. Charlie died in 2014. Kathy was living in New Ulm at the time of her death.

Kathy worked on the farm side by side with Charlie until their retirement. She learned many crafts and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. For 25 years she and Charlie traveled to many craft fairs and made many friends. Kathy enjoyed walks along the Cottonwood River that ran through their farm. Kathy enjoyed spending time in nature. Both volunteered their time at the Springfield Museum and Springfield Library. Kathy was an avid reader and volunteered many hours at the Springfield Library, Springfield Museum and Brown County Historical Society.

Kathy is survived by their two children: Barb Moe of Mankato and Ken (Kayla) Moe of Springfield; five grandchildren: John (Brianna), Derek and fiancée Alli, Kristopher (Abby), Alex, Jessica and friend Kyle, also one great-grandson Elliott. Brothers: Richard (Lorraine) Jacoby, George (Sylvia) Jacoby, sister-in-law Lorraine (Jim) Jacoby, sister-in-law Kathy (Stephen) Bloom and many talented nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie, her parents Elmer and Ledwina Jacoby, in-laws Clarence L. and Hertha Moe, brother James, sister Donna  Talley and baby brother Robert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Springfield Area Historical Society, Springfield Public Library, or donor's choice.