Donald Molde

Donald Molde

Donald William Molde, 77-year-old resident of Lake Alexander passed away at his lake home, Nov. 3, 2013.
Funeral services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
Don was born in Little Falls, Sept. 18, 1936, to Mildred (Dewey) and William Molde. He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1954 and St. Cloud State College in 1958. He obtained his Master of Music Education degree and McPhail College of Music in 1966.Don taught band and music in Minnesota Public School for 34 years, the last 30 of which was in the Osseo School System. Don married Darline Miller in 1960 and to this union two children were born, Deborah and Mark. The family lived in Brooklyn Park for 30 years, spending summers and week-ends at the lake cabin. Upon Dons retirement in 1992, they moved permanently to Lake Alexander. He achieved many accomplishments throughout his life, including president of the Brooklyn Park Jaycees, Brooklyn Park City Councilman, charter member and President of the Lincoln-Scandia Valley Lions Club and was awarded the Outstanding Man of the Year in Brooklyn Park in 1971. Along with this, his love of music was shared in playing big band music in dance bands throughout the Minneapolis and local areas.
Left to cherish is memory are his wife, Darline of 52 years; daughter, Deb (Mike) Johnson of St. Cloud; four grandchildren, Ryan (Clara), Chad (Jacki), Jason Johnson and Cami Rae Baumann; one brother, Howard Molde of Little Falls; and nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Mark Donald Molde.

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