Elmer Moliskey — Rochester

ROCHESTER — A memorial service for Elmer Moliskey will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Assembly of God Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Bruce Kallies officiating. A private burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Moliskey, 82, of Rochester, died Sunday (Feb. 4, 2007) at Saint Marys Hospital.

He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Bush, Ill. After high school, he served in the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines during World War II. Following the war, he worked as a steam engineer for Chrysler Corp., in Michigan for many years. He married Shirley Irelan on Jan. 17, 1948, in Napoleon, Ohio. After his retirement, the couple lived in Florida, then moved to Rochester in 2006. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, growing oranges and grapefruits in Florida, and tinkering in the garage.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Pamela (Tom) Kohls of Rochester, Lorna Hill of Gilbert, S.C., Ellen Robinson of Chatham, Mich., and Nancy (Warren) Pifer of Versailles, Mo.; a son, Daniel Lindsey of Citra, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Kline of North Branch, Mich.

There will be no reviewal.


Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes of Rochester is assisting the family with arrangements.

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