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COON VALLEY — Howard Vernon Moilien, 91, of Coon Valley passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at home.

Howard was born to Nordahl and Caroline (Gronvold) Moilien June 22, 1926, at home. He attended North Ridge School through eighth grade then began dairy farming with his father on North Ridge. He was drafted into the Army and served from January of 1952 until January of 1954 and was stationed in Korea.

On July 20, 1963, he married Pauline Allness of Viroqua, after which they lived on Howard’s home farm until his death. He was a lifelong member of the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

Howard was known as the historian to his friends and family, for his excellent recollection of events and dates.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; son, Marc (Anna) Moilien; daughter, Kristy; brother-in-law, Archie Rundhaugen; sisters-in-law, Mary (Roger) Philipps, Mary Hudson; and other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence (Jan) Moilien; sister, Carol Rundhaugen; brothers-in-law, Fred Allness and Mario Hudson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mitzi Miyamoto officiating. Burial with military honors by the Coon Valley American Legion Post 116, was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Online condolences may be offered at selandsfuneralhome.com.

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