Marvin Molitor

Marvin Leroy Molitor, 89, of Fort Dodge and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Fort Dodge Villa Care Center. 


Funeral Mass was Friday, Feb. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. 

Marvin Leroy Molitor was born March 29, 1927 in Pocahontas the son of John and Christina (Lambertz) Molitor. Growing up, Marvin was baptized, received 1st communion and was confirmed at the Catholic church.

He attended school in Lake City where he graduated from Lake City High School.

Following high school graduation, Marvin enlisted in the United States Navy on March 27, 1945 where he proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1948.

Marvin was united in marriage to Genese Schwinn. Together, they were blessed with one son, Michael Joseph Molitor. They were later divorced.

Marvin worked for Iowa Public Service as an electrical technician for 41 years before retiring.

He was the president of the senior center and belonged to Knights of Columbus and Amvets. In his spare time, Marvin enjoyed being outside, especially fishing. He also had a love for ballroom dancing. Whenever someone asked Marv how he was doing, he would reply, “simply marvelous.” That is how he received the nickname, Marvelous Marv. Family was important to Marvin and he treasured the time he was able to spend with them. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Michael (Jamey) Molitor of Spokane Valley, Wash.; grandchildren: Cristy, Jason and Lindsey; great-grandchildren: Alexis and Nelson; brothers, Allen Molitor and Alvin Molitor; extended family and friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Christina Molitor; and his siblings: Viola, Jon and Larry.