Harriet Katherine Moulton, 98, formerly of Rush City and Pine City, passed away peacefully Nov. 14 at the Ecumen North Branch nursing home.
Harriet was born July 28, 1914 in Rush City to David John (D.J.) and Clementine McKay. She was the fourth of five children.
She attended the McKay School through fifth grade and Rush City Schools through graduation.
Harriet was united in marriage to Jay Deans Moulton Jan. 1, 1941. They were married for 52 years until Jay passed away in October 1992. They farmed in Rock Creek. Harriet was a busy farm wife, milking cows, gardening, canning and raising their three children – Mary Lou, Donald and David. She started working for Plastech Corporation in Rush City in 1968, where she handled secretarial duties for over 15 years.
She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite teams: the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Timberwolves. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble, Dominos and many different card games. Over the years, she taught many people how to play cribbage. She spent her summers at Pathfinder Village, where she made many friends and memories. Harriet loved to bake and she shared that passion by baking and frosting Christmas cookies with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and socializing.
At a youth conference Harriet made a commitment to Christ, to do whatever he would ask and to go where he would send her. Her call was not to go to a foreign country; she was called to be a wife, mother, and friend. She was active in Christian Women’s Club and Pine City Evangelical Free Church; she witnessed and influenced many lives throughout her life.
She is survived by sons Donald (Brenda) Moulton and David (Hope) Moulton, all of Rush City; son-in-law Arthur (Annette) Cernohous of Greenfield, Wis.; Grandchildren Paul (Cindy) Cernohous, Pam (Curt) Justus, Rick (Kristine) Moulton, Heidi (Todd) Miller, Josh (Darcy) Moulton and Kimberly (Chris) Plourde; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Georgia Gaustad; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Husband Jay and daughter Mary Lou Cernohous.
Pastor Joel Preston officiated the memorial service celebrating Harriet’s life 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the Pine City Evangelical Free Church Lighthouse. Gene & Karen Carlson and Virginia Shuey provided music. Inurnment was at William Taylor Cemetery of Rush City.Memorials are preferred to Pine City Evangelical Free Church Building for Life Fund.Arrangements for Harriet Moulton were entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City – Swanson Chapel.