Obits – Mary E. Molnau

Mary E. Molnau, age 85, of Waconia passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Auburn Manor in Chaska.
Funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with Rev. Arden Malotky officiating; visitation was one hour prior to the service at church. Interment St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Chaska, Minn.
Mary was born on May 22, 1928 in Chaska, Minn., the daughter of Alfred and Rosella (Sauerbrey) Griep. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska. On Sept. 15, 1951 Mary was united in marriage to Ralph at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska.
Mary enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, and interior decorating. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, serving on the Altar Guild, Bible Study and the Facilities Committee.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Molnau; father and mother Alfred and Rosella Griep.
Mary is survived by her loving family: sisters-in-law Mildred Molnau of Howard Lake, Margaret Molnau of Bloomington; nephews and nieces Gary Molnau, Carol Ann Peterson, Gloria Stehr, Paulette Nielsen, Doug Molnau, David Molnau, Marilyn Cloeter; other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Lyle Braun, Ken Bom, Neil Bleichner, Doug Molnau, Gary Molnau, Wally Lahl.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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