Katherine Lee Molland

Minneapolis, Minnesota


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Molland, Katherine Lee "Kathie" Beloved wife of 37 years and mother. Born January 9, 1947, passed away March 24, 2009. Survived by sons, Joseph III and Shaun Michael; husband, Joe; and many, many friends and family. Born and raised in Hopkins, MN, Kathie grew to be a beautiful and talented Minnesota girl; she played piano, drums - percussion, sang in the school choir and played in the school band. She was a Hopkins Raspberry Princess in her Senior year and went on to write songs together with her husband. She was a successful model and was featured as the Hilex Genie in their 70's TV ads. Kathie met her husband in 1970 and they were married 2 years later in London where they lived for 5 years and worked together writing music. In 1979 she gave birth to their first son Joseph III and 18 months later bore their second son, Shaun Michael. The family moved back to MN in 1983 and from then until now they lived in Shorewood, MN. Kathie did everything out of love; she touched the hearts of everyone she met and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family encourages friends to send flowers. God bless Kathie Molland. A memorial gathering will be held 1-3 PM Saturday, March 28 at: Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952 938-9020
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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Much love to you Joey and sons today. I remember getting the news 10 years ago today...I truly enjoyed Kathie's straight-up wit and humor. May you and the entire extended Molland family be blessed and comforted in knowing that Kathie is never forgotten and is always in our hearts. Larry in San Diego, CA

Love to Joey and their boys. And thanks to Kathie always for being such a wonderful friend.

Especially missing you today, Kathie!! I'm pretty sure you know why. I love you and respect you for everything you did in your life! I so pray that we'll see each other again! Love you always!

It seems like we were just laughing together over the phone...Doesn't seem real that it's been six years. Sending love and happy memories to Joey, Joe and Shaun.

Dear Joey and Sons, You're all in my thoughts regarding Kathie's passing 6 years ago. May her light shine down on you and make you smile with happy memories. Truly and always yours,

Larry in San Diego, California

In loving memory of my dear friend.

In loving memory of my dear friend

Missing Kathie as her birthday nears. Sending love to Joey and all the family. I hope 2014 will be good to all of you.

Dear Joey and sons, I just wanted to say that I hope you have an awesome and happy 2014. I know Kathie would have been so incredibly proud hearing your awesome signature guitar riffs on the season finale of Breaking Bad ("Baby Blue")as the entire country/world has. Have you noticed the millions of new YouTube hits already???That is ALL you, Joey, and I guarantee that I'm proud of you whenever I hear that awesome song with its classic opening riff and your guitar work throughout. I...