Charles Moltz

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

Charles E. Moltz, 87
Charles Ernest Moltz, 87, of Austin, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on July 1, 2008.
He was born July 31, 1920 at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin to John and Elizabeth (Peton) Moltz who were farmers. The family moved to Colorado in 1923 and later resided in Kansas and Arkansas. They returned to Minnesota in 1938. Chuck joined the Air Force in 1942. While home on leave on April 28, 1945, he married Helen Peterson. After serving in World War II, he was honorably discharged in 1946. Chuck and Helen had five children. Chuck was a salesman for Streverling Guernsey Dairy for 28 years, including eight years at Golden Dairy. After retirement, he was a custodian for eight years at First United Methodist Church, where he was an active member serving on many committees from 1946 until the time of his death. He also belonged to the American Legion and VFW. His first wife died of cancer on Aug. 3, 1982. Chuck married Helen Barrows on April 21, 1984 at First Methodist Church. They belonged to the Promenaders Square Dance Club for 15 years. Chuck also enjoyed upholstery work.
Survivors include three children, Brian Moltz, Edina, Elaine (Dale) Erickson, Owatonna, Gayle (Randy Killian) Moltz, Melrose; three step-sons, Gary B. Barrows, Pensacola, Fla., Charles (Kim) Barrows, Ham Lake; Duane Barrows, Minneapolis, Minn.; two step-daughters, Marlene (Ernest) Hammero, Austin; Linda (Michael) Quinn, Park Rapids; 11 grandchildren, Jesse, Mike, Tony, Linda Kay, Aimee, Eli, Melissa, Jacob, Laura, Dylan, Brandon; six step-grandchildren, Rose, David, Mark, Penny, Brenda, Jill; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Henry; 10 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and John Moltz; his first wife Helen in 1982 and his second wife Helen in April 2008; son, Allen; daughter, Janelle; grandson, Gabriel; two step-sons, David and Jim; five sisters, Ruth, Esther, Ida, Marjorie and Elnora.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Austin with the Reverend Patricia Toschak officiating. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery in Austin with military rites by American Legion Post 91. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at church. The family prefers memorials to First United Methodist Church or the Cancer Fund. Worlein Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

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