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1931 Al 2023

Allard S. Moorhouse

April 15, 1931 — October 21, 2023

Cannon Falls

Allard Moorhouse, age 92, of Cannon Falls, died on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Hastings Senior Health and Living.

Allard Sheldon Moorhouse was born April 15, 1931, the third child of George A. and Verna M. (Miller) Moorhouse. He grew up on the Moorhouse family farm in Stanton Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota.

He attended Randolph Grade School and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1950. He worked for his father, farming, until entering the Marine Corps in 1952, during the Korean War. He served in Japan in the ordinance of the Marine Air Wing on fighter jets. Returning home in 1954, his cousins Elda Mae Moorhouse and Pat Conley, introduced Al to Joyce Eileen Pagel. After dating for two and a half years, they married on Oct. 14, 1956, in the Congregational Church.

Al purchased the Moorhouse Family Farm from his grandmother, Emily Amelia (Zemke) Moorhouse’s estate. They farmed for 18 years and raised their four children (Marie, Tom, John, and Jeff) on the farm. It was a fun life on the farm with dad, but also lots of hard work. After a time working in the fertilizer business in Iowa, Al and Joyce retuned to Minnesota, building a retirement home on the lake. In his retirement,  Al started a very successful business making and selling cookie cutters, and was featured on tv programs, newscasts, and magazine articles. He enjoyed watching church programs on tv, as well as football and NASCAR and he and Joyce joined Riverwood Community Church.

Survivors include his wife Joyce, children Marie (Tom) Otte, Thomas (Kathy) Moorhouse, John (Lisa) Moorhouse, and Jeff (Jean) Moorhouse; grandchildren Sarah (Ben) Phillips, Amy (Jake) Sirek, Michelle (George) Gounaikis, Lindsey (Jon) Wise, Heidi (Dan) Stewart, Paul Moorhouse, Kristin (Dave) Alstadt, Collette (Tom) Mazula, Ethan (Alexa) Moorhouse, Nicholas (Kelsey)  Moorhouse, Kate Moorhouse and friend Nate, and Michael Moorhouse; 20 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Loraine Moorhouse; brothers-in-law Dennis Pagel and James (Diane) Pagel; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Verna Moorhouse, brother Winton, sister Elwyn (Glenn) Brekke, brother Grayden Moorhouse, brothers-in-law Allen and Harlan Pagel, and sisters-in-law Dale Jean and Carol Pagel.

Funeral services will be on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 11:00 am, at Riverwood Community Church, 5242 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There will be a visitation at the church from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be in the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Al's funeral will be live streamed, and may be viewed by clicking the link below.



LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: For those who would like to participate in Al's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Friday, October 27 at 11:00 am. It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page and click PLAY to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service. If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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