Lawrence Krister “Larry “ Molen Jr., 85

Posted on March 5, 2014

Lawrence Krister “Larry “ Molen Jr., 85, of Columbus, Ind., died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Larry graduated from Michigan City Elston High School in 1947. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of the ROTC. He served in the U.S. Air force from 1951 to 1958. Larry retired from Cummins engine company in 1996.
He enjoyed sailing, golfing, swimming and woodworking. He was an avid reader, as well as a lifetime Notre Dame football fan. He also loved animals.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201 or the Bartholomew County Humane Society,  4110E- 200S, Columbus, IN 47201.
Larry was born July 30, 1928 in South Bend, the son of Lawrence K. Molen Sr. and Bernice C. Budny Molen. He married Carol J. Crump Johns, Sept. 5, 1981.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Kent D. (Cathy) Molen of Columbus and Troy K. (Wendee) Johns of Henderson, Nev.; a daughter, Pam (Jim) Johns Porter of Port St. Lucie, Fla; grandchildren, Lindsey Jarvis, Patrick Molen, Daryl Molen, Drew Johns, Natalie Johns and Zachary Johns; and great-grandchildren, Kortlin, Keighlin and Kaydin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Corinne Lutz Molen in September 1978; and a sister, Ruth Prohl.
You may light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at www.jewellrittman.com

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