Mike “Moe” Molenda

Mike “Moe” Molenda, age 72, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

No local services will be held at this time.  A celebration of Moe’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Mike “Moe” Molenda was born November 3, 1947, in Hildesheim, Germany; to Walter and Janina (Swaitek) Molenda.  His family moved to the United States when he was seven years old.  He grew up in Port Jefferson in Long Island, New York where he graduated from high school.  After high school he attended Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota; where he met his future wife, Jacque Chesley.  He married Jacque in August of 1970 in New York and they lived in Yankton where Moe worked at Concrete Materials in Yankton for almost 50 years.  Moe loved golf.  If he couldn’t play golf he was watching golf.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jacque Molenda of Yankton, South Dakota; three children: Jason (Elizabeth) Molenda of Edmond, Oklahoma; Nathaniel (Amy) Molenda of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Erica (Jon) Zacher of Yankton; eight grandchildren: Ashli, Rhodes, Drue, Preston, Elliana, Ethan, Alexander and Merek; two great grandchildren: Kamren and Kennedi; and one sister, Celina (Rick) Ponte of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Barbara and Liz.

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6 response to "Mike “Moe” Molenda"

  1. By: Todd and DelRae Abler Posted: October 13, 2020

    So sad to learn of Mike’s passing. We remember him with much fondness. May God bless the families with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. By: Susan Schavee Posted: October 14, 2020

    Jacque and family Wishing you comfort and peace in this time of grief. So sorry for what you are going through.

  3. By: Brian and Melissa Nelsen Posted: October 15, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Jason and all the family.

  4. By: MIKE AND CJ THOMAS Posted: October 15, 2020


  5. By: Brian Blaalid Posted: November 2, 2020

    I’m sorry for your loss, I lost my father in March this year also. My prayers to you and family. It was great having him in the bleachers supporting the wrestling team!

  6. By: rosaline wootton Posted: November 25, 2020

    Jacque and family, So, sorry for your loss. My Prayers and thoughts are with you. May you have many special memories.
    God Bless you all.
    Rosie Wootton

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