Dr. Christopher J. Moller, 82, of Brookings died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at The Neighborhoods at Brookview.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings. Burial is in the West Nidaros Cemetery in rural Crooks. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic, and one hour before the service at the church.
Christopher Jennings Moller was born June 3, 1931, in Dell Rapids to Christopher and Jennie (Iverson) Moller. He grew up four miles west of Baltic and attended the Willow Creek Country School and graduated from Lyons High School. He attended St. Olaf College and SDSU before entering the United States Marine Corps. After his service, he attended USD and graduated from USD Medical School. He completed his medical school training at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. Chris interned at Minneapolis General and worked as a general practitioner in Dell Rapids before entering the Ear, Nose and Throat residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical School in Omaha. After completing that program he practiced in Mitchell and Mankato. He retired in 1996 and moved to Brookings in 1999.
During his career he worked for two months in Vietnam—treating civilian patients—under the American Medical Association Volunteer program. He also volunteered for two one-week shifts at a Presentation Sisters clinic in Mexico.
Chris married Florence Nielson June 17, 1958, at Benton Lutheran Church in rural Crooks.
He is survived by his wife, Florence, Brookings; children, Eric Moller (Nannette) of Fullerton, Calif.: Katherine Magee of Sioux Falls; Jennifer Moller of Luverne, Minn., Margaret Moller (David Conrad ) of St. Cloud, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Feeding Brookings and the Harvest Table.
For online condolences, visit minnehahafuneralhome.com.