Gordon James Molitor was born on May 10, 1936 in Milroy, MN, the son of John and Agnes (Jarveis) Molitor. Gordy attended grade school and helped on his parentâs farm near Milroy. Gordy met the love of his life Jenice Engesser while playing pool at a family business in Green Valley, MN. He asked Jenice to marry him and on May 25, 1957 at St. Maryâs Catholic Church in Tracy, MN they were united in marriage. Five children were born to this union Todd, Tim, Toby, Tammy and Troy.
Gordy worked for Ideal Brass as a screw operator in St. Paul and then drove his semi-truck cross county from Kenosha, WI to the west coast. Gordy spent the last 35 years of his working career with Schwans Ice Cream of Marshall, MN. He started on the route truck where he rapidly advanced through the company ranks, assuming jobs such as Depot manager, Division Manager, Region Manager, National Sales Manager and eventually VP of Sales and Marketing before retiring on January 1, 1996.
The many hobbies of Gordy include golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling, playing cards and occasional trips to the casino. He also liked working in his yard, watching the MN Vikings and Twins, and watching his thoroughbred horses run races. Gordy kept active in the communities he lived by becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pheasants Forever, and Lake Miltona Lake Association.
Spending time with his family and friends was very important to Gordy. He loved watching his kids and grandchildren with school related activities like dancing, wrestling, and other school sports and events. He also loved spending time with Jenice and his family at their home on Lake Miltona
And well as their home in Scottsdale, AZ.
Gordy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gordon J. Molitor died on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Grand Arbor in Alexandria at the age of 79 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Hazel Molitor and Brother-in-law Bud VanOverbeke.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Jenice Molitor of Miltona; daughter Tammy (Molitor) Ziegenhagen and her husband Bill of Marshall; sons Todd Molitor of Jerome, ID, Tim Molitor of Buffalo, MN, Toby Molitor and his wife Tina of Glenwood, and Troy Molitor and his wife Kimberly of Sartell; Grandchildren Libby (Cody) Griffith of Twin Falls, ID, Devon (Ramey) Molitor of Twin Falls, ID, Blake Molitor of Buffalo, Shea Molitor of Buffalo, Nicholas Molitor of Glenwood, Kristi (Kirk) Arendes of Moorhead, Kara Ziegenhagen and her fiancÃ© Jared Faller of Fargo, ND, Madison Molitor of Sartell, Rylee Molitor of Sartell, and Bodyn Molitor of Sartell; great grandchildren Harlow Griffith of Twin Falls, ID and Faith Ziegenhagen of Fargo; brothers Cyril Molitor of Marshall, Maynard (Marlene) Molitor of Anoka, and Dick Molitor of Fairmont; sisters Darlene Bellcourt of Fairmont and Delores VanOverbeke of Hanley Falls, MN.
An evening Prayer service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4PM with visitation continuing until 7PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 4-8PM with a 4PM Rosary and a 7PM Parish Prayer Service at the Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors in Marshall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 18, 2105 at 10:30AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Marshall. Casket Bearers were Nick Molitor, Rylee Molitor, Devon Molitor, Blake Molitor, Shea Molitor, and John Nicko. Honorary Casket Bearers are Bodyn Molitor, Jewel Roesler, Mel Bump, John Drown, Ron Reiber, and Larry Arlt.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, MN and Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors in Marshall. In lieu of flowers Gordy and the family requested donations to the Kunte Nelson Hospice 1910 Aga Drive, Suite 100, Alexandria, MN 56308.
A special thanks to all of Gordyâs loving caregivers who gave so generously of themselves and enriched his life, and to all the wonderful end-of-life care given by the medical and nursing staff of Grand Arbor.