Hazel J. Molitor age 80 of Lynd, MN, formerly of Tracy, MN, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Priarie Home Hospice House in Marshall, MN. Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, June 21, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service in the church social hall and the interment will be after the luncheon in the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.
Hazel June (Van Klei) Molitor was born July 16, 1931 to William A. and Frances V. (Johnson) Van Klei in rural Chandler, Murray County, MN. She married Calvin Jokstad on September 15, 1948 and they had three sons, Carlyle, Carlton and Carl.
On November 29, 1968 Hazel married C. J. “Cy” Molitor in Honolulu, HI 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, MN, where she died Monday, June 18, 2012 at the age 80.
Hazel is survived by her husband, Cy Molitor of Lynd, MN; two sons, Carlton (Cheryl) and Carl Jokstad of Tracy, MN; two daughters, Kimberlee (Jason) Winters of Mason City, IA and Kellee (Michael) Vivens of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren, Trevon and Mikayla Vivens; three step-sons, Steven of Camano Island, WA, Rance (Sonia) of El Paso, TX and Ronald Molitor of Camano Island, WA; one sister, Jean Waage of Marshall, MN; one brother, Pete Van Klei of Friendship, WI; 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 half-brother, Arie Van Klei preceded her in death.