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Molgaard, James Merlyn (1925 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/25/2022 at 13:51:00

Name of deceased: (James) Merlyn Molgaard

Aged: 96 yrs, 10 mo, 9 days

Residence: Gayville, Yankton County, SD

Born: April 29, 1925; rural Kimballton, Audubon County, IA

Died: March 9, 2022; Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, SD

Funeral services: Graveside: Wednesday, March 16, 2022; Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Horn, IA

Survived by: Daughters, Judy Martin of San Diego, CA, and Jeanine (spouse, Ellic) Vaden of Lakewood, CA; special friend, Mary Edelman of Gayville, SD; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, James and Elsie Marie (nee Nielsen) Molgaard; wife, Norma Virginia Molgaard (deceased Feb. 6, 2002); son, Jim Molgaard; 2 brothers; 6 sisters

Education: Attended country school

Religious affiliation: Member, Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn, IA

Military service: U. S. Army, Sep 1943 Oct. 1945; honorably discharged; was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters

Marriage: Norma Virginia Petersen; Oct. 11, 1946; Audubon, IA

Employment: Farmer; after moving to Elk Horn, IA, Merlyn worked as a meat cutter at the local locker and was later employed as a lineman for the Marne-Elk Horn (IA) Telephone Company, a position he held for 26 years before retiring

Hobbies/Interests: Loved to dance with Norma, and play cards; enjoyed woodworking, spending time visiting friends and speaking Danish

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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