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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:30 am

Louise Ann “Lyn” Delaney Moeller, age 90, passed away on June 4, 2019, in Eagan, Minnesota.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15, at 8 a.m., with a funeral service at 9 a.m. at The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel - 1 Tower Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55450. Pastor Perry Johnson will be officiating. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be at a later time. Arrangements were made with the help of The Cremation Society of Minnesota – Edina office. Memorials or flowers are at the donor’s choice.

Lyn is survived by her beloved children, Linda Kistler (Donald) Dahlen, Isle, Susan Kistler Friedline, Eagan, Arthur L. (Jean) Kistler, Cottage Grove and Carina M. Kistler, McMinnville, Ore.; grandchildren, Matthew (Felicia) Burch, Savage, Elizabeth (Jason) Walgrave, Prior Lake, Miles Kistler Friedline, Bend, Ore., and Nolan Kistler Friedline, Eagan; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Theodore and Elliana Walgrave, Prior Lake; brothers, Patrick (Julie) Delaney, Fridley, Mike Delaney (Trish Roberts) and Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; sister, Margaret “Marge” Magistad (Jerry Warkel), Roseville; and other special family members and friends.

Lyn was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Edward K. Moeller; parents, Lawrence and Clara Delaney; and three brothers and a sister, Lawrence “Sonny” Delaney Jr., Thomas Delaney, Gerald W. Delaney and Mary Alice Delaney.

Lyn was born October 9, 1928 in Perham, Minnesota, to Lawrence John and Clara Marie (Kern) Delaney. She graduated from Perham High School in 1946. After high school, she moved to the Twin Cities where she was a model and actress and taught ballroom dance at Arthur Murray Dance Studios. She also did secretarial work. At the same time, she entered and won a number of beauty contests, among them Miss Saint Paul, Miss Streamliner and Miss WTCN. She was first runner up in Miss Minnesota Pageant in 1949, singing Ave Maria in Latin for the talent competition.

Lyn was united in marriage to Arthur C. Kistler in 1951 in Saint Paul. She bore four children between 1952 and 1958 and lived in Rochester, Minn., till 1968. She married Edward K. Moeller in 1985 and lived in Poway, Calif., at that time. She moved back to Minnesota when Ed died a year later.

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