BALLINGER — The Rev. Monsignor Louis B. Moeller, 83, of Ballinger passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Moeller was born Dec. 13, 1925, to Joe C. and Mary (Multer) Moeller at Olfen, Texas.  Moeller began his priestly ministry in the Diocese of Amarillo where he pastored several Texas communities, including Amarillo, Happy, Tulia, Rowena, Stanton, Tarzan, Lamesa, O’Donnell, and Pep. In 1962 when the Diocese of San Angelo was established, the Rev. Moeller served as pastor of Snyder, Odessa, Ozona, Big Spring, Sonora, Brownwood, Junction, Menard, Brady, Eldorado, San Angelo, and his last assignment, Ballinger.

He is survived by a brother, Maurice Moeller and wife, Dorine, of Rowena; and a sister, Ruby Hlavinka, of Texarkana. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.
Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena. Mass and Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church.