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Iva Molacek

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Iva Molacek

July 23, 1922-Nov. 20, 2013

Iva A. Molacek, 91, of Callaway, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her home.

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A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Tuesday.

Iva Arlene Molacek was born to Rudolph and Ester (Fredricks) Korinta on July 23, 1922 in Spring Creek Township, rural Ogema. She was raised and educated in rural Ogema.

Iva was united in marriage to Leonard Molacek September 14, 1943 in Detroit Lakes. They farmed in rural Callaway until moving to Fargo in 1952. They returned to the farm near Callaway in 1956 and Iva worked for Swift and Company in Detroit Lakes, 1962-87.

Leonard died in 1981 and Iva moved into Callaway in 1984.

Iva enjoyed time with her grand and great-grandchildren; her flowers and plants, gardening, canning, reading the Fargo Forum every day, doing the puzzles in the Forum, making Kolaches, the October "Fall Fling" with her family, and "Christmas at Grandma's House."

Survivors include three sons and three daughters, Richard of Maple Grove, Michael (Frances) of Saugus, Calif., Paul (LaVonne) of Callaway, Dianna (John) "Pete" Rinn of Kasson, Minn., Arlene (Jim) Kelly of Cape Coral, Fla., and Patricia "Patty" Haverkamp of Waubun; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Leonard, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond; two sisters, Amy and Marigold; a son-in-law, Jim Haverkamp; and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Molacek.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

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