Monday, January 2, 2017 4:53 pm
Mabel Gullickson Molokken, 89, West Union, formerly of Ossian, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wis. Visitation will was Friday, Dec. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schmitz – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian. Visitation also was one hour before services at the church Saturday. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado, with The Rev. Ginny Olson officiating. Burial followed in First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ossian. Condolences may be left with graufuneralhomes.com. Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian was charge of arrangements.
Mabel was born May 2, 1927, on the Johnson Family Farm, rural Ossian, to John T. Johnson and Bertha (Evenson) Johnson. She was baptized June 5, 1927, and confirmed Sept. 7, 1941, both at First Lutheran Church, rural Ossian. Mabel was united in marriage to Glen H. Gullickson Sept. 4, 1943, at First Lutheran Church, rural Ossian. Six children were born to this union. Glen later passed away July 16, 1994. Mabel was later united in marriage to Edwin Molokken Jan. 9, 1999, at First Lutheran Church, rural Ossian. Mabel enjoyed dancing, traveling, baking and spending time with her beloved family. She loved working alongside Glen on the farm, where they raised their six children; and she also worked for N.I.C.C. for 10 years. We will miss her lefse and be reminded of her when we hear someone say “Uff da”; she was feisty and independent, but most of all she was loved.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin Molokken, West Union; six children: Bernice (Roger) Winter, Calmar, Jan (Ron) Helgerson, Marion, Lyle (Cheryl) Gullickson, Dike, Marilyn (Tony) Brincks, Ossian, Don (Linda) Gullickson, Monona, Bruce (Marcia) Gullickson, Ossian; Edwin’s children: Joan Molokken, Haines City, Fla., Eddie Wayne (Arlene) Molokken, West Union, Jeff (Diane) Molokken, West Union, Steve Molokken, Portland, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five sisters-in-law: Hazel Gullickson, Helen Storch, Lyla Molokken, Eileen Molokken and Donna Seitz.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Johnson; her husband, Glen Gullickson; two grandsons, Mitchell Brincks, Adam Gullickson; two great grandchildren, Matthew Winter, Nicole Winter; and four siblings: Bessie Johnson, Ervin Johnson, Thelma Eide and Myron Johnson.