Laurie Lynn Moen | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

July 10, 1962 - January 31, 2021

Laurie Lynn Moen

Laurie Lynn Moen was born in suburban Minneapolis on July 10, 1962. She was a lifelong resident of Minnesota where she especially enjoyed time on the North Shore. Her contagious laughter could lighten anyone’s day.

Laurie’s interests included spending time with her cherished cats who brought many years of pleasure. Her avid interests included gardening and photography. Laurie loved sharing time with her fiancé Todd Wittsack enjoying his culinary skills, watching sports on TV, and working together in the garden. They also enjoyed loving their dog Oscar

Laurie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in education from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. She utilized her education in her career teaching students and coaching a swim team.

Among her other joys were visiting her mother in Florida and spending time at the beach searching for shells. Time with friends on social media was also important to her.

Survivors include her mother, Sandra Ellerbusch; siblings, Linda (Craig) Sandel, Steve (Karen) Moen and Mike (Susan Trahan) Moen, niece and nephew, Katie and Matthew Moen. She is also survived by her finance, Todd Wittsack and their beloved dog Oscar. Laurie was preceded in death by her dad Donald Moen with whom she shared many happy times.


  1. Steece Family says:

    Laurie was such a blessing to our family, especially to Todd. She will be so incredibly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.

  2. Eric and Beth says:

    You were taken from us way too soon. Your smile will live on, ingrained in our memory. Rest peacefully.

  3. Judy Vara says:

    Laurie was such a kind person! Praying for her family and Todd! May God bring all of you comfort during this very difficult time!!!

  4. Dawn (Nilsen) Wenner says:

    Laurie and I went to elementary school together and became neighborhood friends, as well.
    Prayers for all of her family and especially Todd!

  5. Pam (Snyder)Muehring says:

    Sandy, Linda, Steve, Mike and Todd,
    I am terribly sad about your Loss. Sandy, there are so many memories of sleepovers ,meals around your family table, Girl Scouts and adventures. I pray for you all and hope you find peace in knowing that Laurie had a major impact on so many lives. I loved growing up with her and your family!

  6. Sandy Ellerbusch says:

    On behalf of Laurie’s family including Todd, we want to thank everyone for your kind words, prayers, cards and gestures. The love we all share for Laurie never ends but goes on forever. I would like to request that you give your loved ones a special hug in honor of Laurie. Thank you, her Mother.

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