Amos Lee Molzahn

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Amos Lee Molzahn, 90, of Crawfordville, went to be with his Lord on April 27, 2018 while residing in the Big Bend Hospice House.

He was born in Naponee, Kan., on Sept. 14, 1927, the second son of the late Frederick Carl and Nina Josephine Cockroft Molzahn. He married Barbara Ann Torres on Dec. 27, 1961 in Denver.

He is survived by his sister, Connie Kaye Molzahn Gordon (Francis) of Agra, Kan.; daughter, Catherine Ilene Molzahn Claussen of Oberlin, Kan.; son, Frederick Henry Molzahn of Norcatur, Kan.; son, Rodney Allen Molzahn of Phoenix; step-children, (Evelyn) Lynn Molzahn Garst of Crawfordville and (Edwin) Eddie Bohl, Missouri; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Molzahn; son, Dennis Lee Molzahn; and daughter, Debra Ann Molzahn.

Although a farmer's son never having put a toe into a large lake, his country called him to duty at the end of World War II and he proudly served in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Harbor Patrol in occupied Japan piloting a large boat. On his return trip to the United States, he and other troops on the ship suffered through a massive storm near the coast of Alaska, making him a firm believer that he would be better to remain on solid ground rather than take another trip on the ocean. He returned to the farm for several years before becoming a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), working as a lineman for more than 50 years.

He was a quiet man who loved his family, the Lord, and his church. Visits from church members, his children and the grand and great-grandchildren was the highlight of his day.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Crawfordville on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee FL 32308, to help them provide comfort and care when it is most needed.

David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family (850-926-3333 or

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Published in The Wakulla News on May 3, 2018
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