Phyllis Moberg

March 12, 2020

obit Phyllis MobergOct. 26, 1926 – March 3, 2020

Phyllis Nadine Moberg, age 93 of Marshall, peace­fully went to be with her beautiful Savior on Tues­day, March 3, at her home in Marshall with her lov­ing husband and children by her side. Celebration for Phyllis was 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Liv­ing Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. Private inter­ment will be at a later date in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation was 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Liv­ing Word Lutheran Church in Marshall.
Phyllis Nadine (Nelson) Moberg was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Tyler to N.P. and Johanna Nelson. She grew up in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School in 1945. She further studied music and piano and was a medical receptionist at the Tyler Clinic for several prominent doctors. This is where she met Mr. Jerry Moberg, the love of her life.
They were married Oct. 22, 1948. The couple lived in Marshall, where she was employed with Stone’s Ready-To-Wear clothing for a short time before Jerry was called to service in the Medical Battalion at Camp Rucker, Alabama, for the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. They lived for two years in Alabama before returning to Mar­shall. As Jerry joined his father in business, Phyllis returned to Stone’s Cloth­ing.
Phyllis was an active member of Christ United Presbyterian Church in Marshall, active with the Presbyterian Women, and sang in the church choir for 40 years. Through the years, Phyllis helped with Meals On Wheels, was a member of the General Foundation of Women’s Study Club, member of the National Association of Women’s Business Or­ganization, and was very active in the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Hu­manities Council. Phyllis also volunteered for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC). Much of her time was lovingly spent welcoming new­comers to town, starting with the Welcome Wagon, and later starting her own business called Welcome Home. She loved and en­joyed people no matter their status, but most of all she loved family. Phyllis loved to host friends, play the piano, and sing for her family and other friends and their families, whom she treasured so much. She was very passionate about music, theater, arts, gardening, interior deco­rating, traveling, and en­tertaining.
Phyllis leaves a legacy of humanity that will carry on her memory for years. She will be remembered for her vivacious character, sincere and warm person­ality, and her gentle and compassionate outlook on life. She approached life with outstretched arms and had a hug ready for everyone, from any walk of life. She was a source of endless maternal inspira­tion to her son and daugh­ters and a loving Nana to her grandchildren. Phyllis was many things to many people, yet she only had one hero, her husband Jerry. For over 71 years, they have been the perfect complement, a true bring­ing together of heart and soul. She always wanted others to share in the ex­citement of life. She left a spark, an impression on all who knew her, and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Jerry Moberg of Marshall; three children— Barry Moberg of Spicer, Cynthia (Brian) Pfeiffer of Marshall, and Michelle (Rob) Howat of Maple Plain; five grandchildren— Laura (Travis) Andries, Hannah Pfeiffer, Colin Pfe­iffer, Benjamin Nelson and Mikaela Yager-Moberg; great-granddaughter Charlotte Jo Andries; sister Carol Nielsen of Ft. Myers, Florida; nieces and neph­ews, other relatives, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jo­hanna and Nels Nelson, sister Irma Mattson, and brother Don Nelson.
Memorials are preferred to the GR and Phyllis Moberg Scholarship Fund (in care of SMSU), Prairie Home Hospice of Mar­shall, MAFAC (Marshall Area Fine Arts Council), or Hope Harbor in Marshall. A special thank you for all the wonderful care she re­ceived from Prairie Home Hospice and her caregiver, Jamie.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at