Molstrom, Frank Leslie – Obituary

The funeral for Frank L. Molstrom will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton. Vault interment will be at Olney Cemetery.

Mr. Molstrom, 83, of Pendleton, died Monday, Feb. 26, 1990, at St. Anthony Hospital. He was born March 12, 1906, to Abe and Elsie Lee Bowman Molstrom on the family farm near Pendleton at Little Greasewood.

The first school he attended was near Myrick Station, then his parents moved into town so he could attend Pendleton schools. He played football at Pendleton High and graduated in 1923.

He attended Willamette University for three years and then went on to Oregon State University. After college, he returned to Pendleton to farm until World War II broke out. He went into the Army and was in the 9th Army Division. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received two purple hearts.

After the war, he returned to Pendleton and after his father’s death farmed the family homestead. In 1946 he married Wilma Fensk who died in 1971. On Feb. 15, 1972, he married Zrietta Murray Kofford who died in 1988.

Mr. Molstrom was a member of the United Methodist church and the Veterans of Foreign War where he was a past commander, and a member of the 9th Armored Division Association. Survivors include [step] sons Clifford G. Murray of Pendleton; Jerald D. Kofford of Salt Lake City, and John A. Murray of Walla Walla; daughter, Doris A. Murray of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman



Collection: United States Obituaries.

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