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Lyla Molacek

May 4, 1925-Sept. 26, 2006

Lyla M. Molacek, 81, of rural Rochert, died suddenly Tuesday, September 26, 2006 near Detroit Lakes.

Lyla Mae Johnson was born to Carl and Mary (McCord) Johnson on May 4, 1925 in Litchfield, Minn. In 1935, she moved with her family to Callaway, where she received her education. Lyla married Edward G. Molacek in Detroit Lakes on Oct. 27, 1941. They farmed in Riceville Township until moving to Holmesville Township in 1970. Edward died in 1985.

Lyla was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Western Bohemian Association. She enjoyed fishing; jigsaw puzzles, card games, dancing, and trips to the Shooting Star Casino.

Lyla is survived by two daughters, Rita (Morris) Foltz of Detroit Lakes and Ruth (Lyle) Boland of Walcott, N.D.; three sons, Ronald Molacek of Rochert, Richard (Nancy) Molacek of Mayville, N.D., and Robert Molacek of Rochert; three sisters, Doris (Paul) Vyborny, Alice Hutchinson and Linda Finley, all of Rockford, Ill.; one brother, Alvin (Shirley) Johnson of Rockford, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Lyla in death were her husband, Edward; one daughter, Renae; and one brother, Warren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 29 at Lund Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Greg Anderson officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake Park.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes has been serving the family.