Eldon K. Moen

Born June 15, 1930 in Eldorado, Kansas
Departed June 11, 2024 in Melbourne, Florida

Eldon K. Moen, 93, of Melbourne passed away June 11, 2024. Eldon was born in El Dorado, Kansas June 15, 1930, to Clayton and Edna Moen. Eldon was preceded in death by siblings Chester, Virgil, and Cora.

He graduated from the University of Wichita with a Master’s Degree in Music Education, then joined the United States Air Force in 1950. He met his wife Iris while stationed at Keesler Air Base in Biloxi, Mississippi and they were married February 14th, 1953, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Eldon leaves behind his wife Iris; daughters and their husbands, Krista & Bob Moyer of Melbourne; Tina & Mike Marshall of Knoxville; sons and their wives, Eric & Tiffany Moen of Daytona Beach; Alex & Jill Moen of New Smyrna Beach. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Eldon spent most of his working life in Brevard County as a Choir Director and Professor, starting at Melbourne High School in the early 60’s. He spent over 26 years teaching Music and Humanities at Brevard Community College and retired in June 1988. In 1969, Eldon (then a teacher at Brevard Junior College) started a small choir comprised of choral students from the Junior College and members of Melbourne’s First Baptist Church; the choir still performs to this day at the King Center as Brevard Community Choir.

Eldon also served as Minister of Music at several South Brevard Churches over the years including First Baptist Church of Melbourne, First Baptist Church of Eau Gallie, Eastminster Presbyterian Church and also served over 20 years at Satellite Beach United Methodist Church.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Melbourne. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am.

Donations may be made to Eastern Florida State College Foundation; please designate Brevard Community Chorus:
Eastern Florida State College

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Ken Nicholson from Albuquerque New Mexico wrote on June 16, 2024:
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Eldon Moen while participating in the Youth Choir at the First Baptist Church of Melbourne when he was its Choir Director in the late 1960s. His humorous enthusiasm for the members under his tutelage to enjoy learning the correct presentation of music was exemplary. My mother, the late Eula Nicholson, spoke admirably many times about the favorable impression he made with her as one of his soloists in the Church’s Adult Choir
Margaret Broussard from West Melbourne wrote on June 15, 2024:
I'll always remember Eldon's kindness, which tempered his professionalism. It made those of us under his direction want to do our best to please him. It was a pleasure to be a part of his choir or congregation of listeners at Satellite Beach United Methodist Church.
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