July 16, 1931-June 18, 2012
LYND - Services for Hazel J. Molitor, 80, of Lynd will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in rural Marshall. A lunch will be served at the church immediately following the service, with burial to follow at the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy is handling arrangements.
She died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall.
Hazel June (Van Klei) Molitor was born July 16, 1931, to William A. and Frances V. (Johnson) Van Klei in rural Chandler, Murray County. She married Calvin Jokstad on Sept.15, 1948, and they had three sons, Carlyle, Carlton and Carl.
On Nov.29, 1968 Hazel married C. J. "Cy" Molitor in Honolulu, Hawaii, and they had two daughters, Kimberlee and Kellee. Hazel was a very loving, caring and protective mother and housewife. Her children, including her step-sons, were all very dear to her. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she was approximately 45 years old, but that did not seem to slow her down at first, but did in later years.
She was a devout Christian and one of her joys was hearing the many different ministers on television. If you were to come and visit her almost any time of the day she would have a Christian program on. She also loved to watch birds in her back yard, and had many feeders there for them.
Hazel became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center for a short time before moving into the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall, where she died Monday, June 18, 2012, at age 80.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Cy Molitor of Lynd; two sons, Carlton (Cheryl) and Carl Jokstad of Tracy; two daughters, Kimberlee (Jason) Winters of Mason City, Iowa and Kellee (Michael) Vivens of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, Trevon and Mikayla Vivens; three step-sons, Steven of Camano Island, Wash., Rance (Sonia) of El Paso, Texas and Ronald Molitor of Camano Island, Wash.; one sister, Jean Waage of Marshall; one brother, Pete Van Klei of Friendship, Wis.; nieces; nephews and friends.
Her son, Carlyle; her parents; her in-laws; two sisters, Mathilda Kubica and Zelma Benson; two brothers, Arie "Ike" and John "Jack" Van Klei; brother-in-law, Gaylen Benson; half-sister, Georgia Hein and a half-brother, Arie Van Klei preceded her in death.