July 27, 1929 – March 27, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Donald Molitor, age 86, who died surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, March 31 at the Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. The Fr. Pierz Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand guard from 5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree will pray a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Donald was born at home in Pearl Lake to Joseph and Elizabeth (Rausch) Molitor. He married Delores Schlangen in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake on September 7, 1954. Donald was a member of Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council. He held many board positions including Grand Knight. Donald became a member of the 4th Degree Fr. Pierz Assembly in 1990 and his family also won Knights of Columbus family of the year award in 2009. He worked as a dairy farmer his whole life. He loved spending time with his family, old time music, playing the accordion, cards, MN twins and western movies. Donald was a lifelong Pro-Life advocate. He also supported seminarians and dedicated his time to that cause. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who was honest, hardworking, and had a deep faith.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Delores; children, Yvonne (Richard) Ruprecht, Linda (David) Robasse, Joseph, Janice (David) DeLozier, Thomas (Mary) and Mary (Jerry) Krippner; sister-in-laws, Bernice Molitor and Alice Molitor; 23 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Shirley Molitor; brothers, Walter, Clifford, Victor and Francis Molitor; sisters, Marie Molitor and Lorrella Loesch.