Shirley May Molitor, 81, Lake Havasu City, joined her heavenly Father, on August 6, 2012 at the Polidori House surrounded by family. She was born on July 17, 1931 to George and Grace (Yarburough) Heimsch in Wauwatosa, WI.
Shirley worked for the City of Milwaukee when she met her husband Robert “Bob” Molitor and they were married on September 3, 1955. Together they raised four children in Wisconsin before moving to Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1981. Many in town got to know and love Shirley from the Box Trot Mail Center that her, Bob and her son Ross opened back in 1984.
Shirley had a great passion for everything in her life. As a mother she made sure her children never had time to get into trouble and was always there to pick up the pieces when they stumbled in life. Whether she was playing tennis, golf, bowling or cards it was her mission to play to win. This giving it your all at whatever you were doing, be it work or play, was something she passed down to all her children. She was known in town as having one of the worlds ugliest golf swings but still hit the ball 200 yards and took everyone’s money playing the quarter game.
Shirley was very active in her church and choir at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She was also very active in her church’s youth group when her kids were all teenagers back in Wisconsin. Shirley’s one of a kind laugh will be greatly missed by her family that she temporarily leaves behind.
She leaves behind her husband of fifty eight years, Robert Molitor, Lake Havasu City, AZ; three sons, Rhett (Patricia Brown) Molitor, Ross Molitor, both of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Ryan (DeeDee) Molitor of Estrella Mountain Ranch, AZ; one daughter, Tari (Jerry) Eggebrecht, Breckenridge, CO; eight grandchildren and one great grandson.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM with Funeral Services immediately following at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3163 Maricopa Avenue. A sunset burial will follow at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow with location being announced at the service.
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