Lambert "Molly" Molitor, 84, of Gilmanton passed away at his home on Sunday, January 3, 2021surrounded by his loving wife, Cheryl, and his family.
Lambert was born on September 14, 1936 to Stephen and Genevieve (Breyer) Molitor of Molitor Lane off of Lewis Valley near Arcadia, WI where he grew up attending Lewis Valley School and Arcadia High School until he had to leave high school to help on his family's farm. After he left the Arcadia area, he moved to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and eventually moved his first wife and family to the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended technical college courses in Minnesota to further extend his knowledge and ability in several technical skills. He retired from Holiday/Worldwide headquartered in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota as a diesel shop and semi-truck fleet manager. His first wife, Margaret, passed away from cancer in January, 1993. He met his current, second wife, Cheryl, about 15 months later, and they were married September 17, 1994.
Lambert was truly a handyman, since he had a wonderful knack for fixing and creating all kinds of various projects. He was a dependable, trustworthy, hard working person and worker. He worked two full time jobs for many years, but he always found a way to save quality time for his family and helping family, neighbors and friends. Friends were many for him due to his likable personality and outgoing, helping nature. He had a kind, loving heart for cats, dogs and other animals, as well as an extraordinary sense of humor. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, and his Christian faith and love of God were very important in his life. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends, watching and cheering on the Green Bay Packers Football Team, utilizing his handyman skills and his other various talents, as well as hunting and fishing.
Lambert fought a courageous cancer battle along with congestive heart conditions, atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery with wonderful help and care from his dedicated medical teams of the Mayo Health System in Eau Claire and Mondovi and their staff. Currently, his primary care physician, Dr. Rick Stoughton, and his staff of the Mondovi Mayo Clinic provided him excellent care. Lambert's family extends their deepest appreciation to all of these dedicated, talented medical health professionals along with the First Responders, Mondovi Ambulance Service and the other emergency personnel that responded at the time of need. Appreciation is extended, also, to the American Lutheran Home and their staff, the Hillview Senior Living Assisted Living Center of Mondovi and their staff; Lambert made many good friends. during his short stay at each of these facilities.
Lambert is survived by his loving wife; Cheryl (Hart) Molitor, his children; Theresa (Rick) Slawson, Genevieve (Michael) Rumpel and Stephen Molitor, his grandchildren; John (Finance', Crystal Skramstad) Konkel, Michael (Channa) Konkel, Kymberly (Todd) DeMaiffe, Joseph (Andrea) Rumpel, Alyssa Molitor and Nathaniel Molitor, several great grandchildren, siblings; Eymard Molitor and Ellen Schlesser, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lambert was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Genevieve Molitor, his first wife, Margaret, his grandson, David, 2 brothers; Stephen and Franklin, 6 sisters; Catherine, Virginia, Caroline, Genevieve, Geraldine, and Patricia.
Due to Covid-19, private family memorial services will be held at the Talbot Funeral Home in Mondovi with plans for a Celebration of Lambert's well-lived life at a later date.
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