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Thursday December 17th, 2015
4:00pm

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Friday December 18th, 2015
9:00am

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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Friday December 18th, 2015
10:30am

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Gordon Molitor

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 parent’s 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. Mary’s 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 fiancé 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 Gordy’s 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.

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Molitor family we send our condolence.Don't know what to say that will make it any easier.Thewhole community lost one of the very bast.rember when you came. To Holstein,when Gordie would come in off his route ,we would always have a little wrestling match.i. Have always been so. Great file gave me the chance theory for him and Schwans.I could fill up this whole page of our memories of Gordi.Thank you. For all the. Help and memories. Dennis Andorra.

Dennis and Vera Bochmann Dec 17 2015 8:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Molitor

Doreen (DeVos) Gosmire Dec 16 2015 9:42 PM

Jenice and family, Deepest sympathy to you all. I will cherish Gordy's laugh and his ability to have a conversation with anyone. He was devoted to his family and extended family. May you find strength in all the cherished memories.

Doreen (DeVos) Gosmire Dec 16 2015 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Molitor

John and Deb Malone Shakopee, MN. Dec 16 2015 4:40 PM

Dearest Jenice, Family, and Friends, You all have our heartfelt sympathy on Gordy's passing! What a great guy! Gordy hired me back in 1977 for an ice cream route out of West Salem, WI., Larry Coleman was my Manager out of Wausaw, WI. Another great guy! Good memories with Bruce Herold, Johnnie Smith, just to mention a few! Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time! God bless Gordy's memory!

John and Deb Malone Shakopee, MN. Dec 16 2015 4:40 PM

Molitor Family - We are very sorry to hear of Gordy's recent passing. You have our thoughts, prayers and sympathy. The special family times you shared, and memories you created, will help bring you peace during this difficult time. We are thinking of you ... Allen & Ramona (Welsand) Larson

Ramona Welsand Larson Dec 15 2015 1:27 PM

Thinking of the family during this difficult time. We were very lucky to know Gordy and the family.

Kovash Dec 15 2015 11:06 AM