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Published February 22, 2010, 10:56 AM

Friends and family say farewell to Moen brothers

Vining, Minn. (WDAY TV) - In Otter Tail County today, they said farewell to farmers Sammy and Millerd Moen.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

And that means their older brother Elmer is left to run the farm and he is 91.

The three bachelor Moen brothers were born and raised on the farm their Norwegian immigrant father built near Vining, MInnesota. They never left that house or the farm. And the three never married.

But this week, two of the brothers, Sammy and Millerd died. Two days apart. One was 86, the other 82.

They were buried together near Vining, Minnesota this afternoon at their home country church.

Their big brother Elmer, shown here in the middle, is 91 and was there to say good bye. He says he plans to stay on the farm alone, because "someone has to feed the dog."