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Virgil E. Moench

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Virgil E. Moench, 84, of Boise, formerly Wadena, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in a Boise hospital. Virgil was born October 24, 1927 in De Smet, S.D., the son of Fred and Jennie (Berry) Moench.  He was one of 17 children (10 brothers and six sisters).

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Virgil spent his early years in Minnesota, where he completed six years of schooling. In 1950, he joined the United States Army, from which he was honorably discharged in 1952. He lived in Iowa, Minnesota and then Idaho. 

Virgil was involved in commercial construction for many years. He had a passion for bargain hunting. He also enjoyed yard sales, consignment shops and thrift stores. 

Virgil loved the challenge of a jigsaw puzzle, and would say "them women called me over to help get their puzzles together." Also, helping neighbors was important to him. He was known for telling Moench Family stories from the old days. 

Additionally, Virgil collected coins for his great-granddaughter of the heart, Evie. He liked to camp, ride ATVs and take long rides with his sons.  

Virgil enjoyed apple, pumpkin pie and ice cream. But more than anything else he loved to spend time with his sons.

In addition, Virgil was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Everett and Vickie Moench; and Clinton and Brenda Moench, all of Boise; as well as several brothers and sisters. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene and several brothers and sisters. There will be a viewing July 20 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. July 21, 2012 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 5386, Boise, Idaho 83705.

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