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Marilyn Moldenhauer

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Marilyn Claire Moldenhauer, 87, of Fredericksburg, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Linn Haven in New Hampton, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Michael Christie presiding. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Iowa with Ted Steege, Bruce Steege, Linda Flick, Linda Heiselman, Susan Harada Bentley and Keith Nelson serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 – 10:30a.m. at the United Methodist Church prior to the service. Marilyn was born July 31, 1930, in New Hampton, Iowa, daughter of Florence Jaehrling and William Clair Upham. She was baptized in the Methodist Church and later became a member on April 1, 1945. Marilyn married Ted Moldenhauer on June 7, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School and the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Marilyn taught school in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area for many years. She and Ted were owners of Moldenhauer Oil Company for over 40 years. Marilyn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Home Study Club and Contract Bridge Club. She served on the board of the Upham Memorial Library for twenty-five years. Marilyn enjoyed golf, gardening, playing cards and daily walks. Survivors include three sisters, Grace Nelson, Carol Ann (Gary) Steege and Joan Cochran, all of Fredericksburg, a brother-in-law, Clair Rausch of Cedar Rapids and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away October 26, 2002, her parents, a sister, Joyce Rausch, a brother, Gerald Upham and a brother-in-law, Gene Nelson.

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  1. I remember Ted and Marilyn very well growing up. Lived right by the station. Prayers to the family!

  2. My deepest sympathy to Marilyn’s Family. What a lovely beautiful & special person. May she rest in peace.

  3. My sympathy goes out to your family, I enjoyed seeing you on Thursday nights at the country club. Your sisters taught my brothers and sisters at country school. God Bless you. May you Rest In Peace. Gloria Parks

  4. Marilyn was my fifth grade teacher and have many fond memories of her. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Marilyn’s family. God’s blessings to you all. Lance and Jan Fenneman Manson Ocoee, Florida

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn’s family. She was such a trooper. She will be missed. Rest In Peace, Marilyn.

  6. My sympathy to you all.
    Memories of Marilyn include, seeing her when I was a young child, and thinking she was the most beautiful and glamorous woman I had ever met!
    Then, many years later, to get to know her, at Graves-Kruth family reunions, and find she was just as lovely a person, too.
    Of course there was the now legendary family reunion held outside Fredericksburg, “at the lake”, where Marilyn and Ted had a place. It was very hot that summer. It was 90 degrees everyday for the whole week-end. We enjoyed the lake place, but one evening Marilyn and Ted arranged for us to use the city pool. It was so much fun to have the place for just our group of about 50 aunts, uncles and cousins. Everyone got in the water!
    It was a very memorable event.
    May memories of good times with Marilyn comfort you all now.


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