Molitor, Lawrence Henry, Jr. – Obituary

Lawrence Henry Molitor Jr., 72, of Dallas and formerly of La Grande, died Dec. 5. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Mr. Molitor, known as Hank, was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Chetopa, Kan., to Lawrence Henry Sr. and Nellie Juanita Caldwell Molitor. He was raised in Kansas and moved to Idaho during his teenage years.

On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Irene Humphreys in Idaho. The couple and their children lived in Oakridge, where he worked in the plywood mill, and later moved to La Grande, where Mr. Molitor worked for the Eddie Bread Company until retiring in 1989.

After retirement the Molitors spent six months of the year in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Mrs. Molitor died in 2003.

Mr. Molitor was a yodeler and a karaoke singer and loved country music. Four years ago he moved to Dallas to be near family.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Vicki and Bruce Kibbey of Dallas, Cheryl and Scott Hansell of Albany, Mary and Gary Allen of Kennewick and Larry and Nancy Molitor of Tigard; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Juanita Wilson and Verla Weber, both of La Grande. He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Shirley Brackett.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington St., Dallas 97338.

The Observer-Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 9, 2006, Published: December 9, 2006

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