Dennis Molle, 71, was born to Dean and Evelyn Glenn Molle Oct. 8, 1944, in Jefferson, Iowa. He died Feb. 18, 2016, at his home in Glidden, Iowa.
A celebration of life was held Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Words of comfort were officiated by Pastor Rick Hamilton of Grace Baptist Church in Glidden. Recorded music selected by the family was Reba McEntire’s “If I had Only Known.”
Active bearers were Mike Molle, Chad Onken, Kent Brant, Mike Lloyd, Bill Wenger and Tom Webber. Honorary active bearers were Dennis’s grandchildren: Hunter Grunsted, Gunnar Grunsted, Grifen Molle, Jade Molle and Taryn Molle.
Dennis grew up in the Grand Junction area but eventually ended up in Scranton, where he graduated from high school.
Dennis married Anne Bradley, and they were blessed with a daughter, Debra.
Dennis and Anne divorced, and Dennis was married to JoEllen Bickford and had two sons, Jeff and Luke.
Dennis worked many jobs in his life, some included being a bridge inspector, working for the DOT, foreman, working on grain elevators and most currently working on an ERT team for Proctor and Gamble, based out of Iowa City.
Dennis was best known, however, for being an EMT/Volunteer Fire Fighter for more than 40 years. He had a passion for helping others.
Dennis had many hobbies. He loved to work on cars and tractors, farming, fixing his kids houses and fishing. He was the ultimate handyman.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra (Richard) Grunsted of Panora; sons, Jeff (Tisha) Molle of Danville, Iowa, and Luke Molle of Oxford, Iowa; grandchildren, Hunter and Gunnar Grunsted and Grifen, Jadea and Taryn Molle; brother, David (Elly) Molle of Glidden; sister, Susie (Phil) Brant of Ralston, Iowa; and aunt, Sara Byrns of Jefferson.
Memorials in Dennis’s name may be sent to the Glidden Fire Department.