In Memory of

Molly A. Lee

May 11, 1937 - June 26, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

Marjean “Molly” Ann (Treft) Lee, the daughter of August and Agnes (Canton) Treft, was born May 11, 1937, in Sioux City, IA. Following her graduation from Heelan High School, she moved to Philadelphia for airline training. She then returned to Sioux City and worked as a reservationist for Delta Airlines.

Molly met Kenneth Lee when he knocked on her door selling cookware. Kenny made the sale, and eventually won Molly’s heart as well. The two were married on June 4, 1960. Work would take them to Milwaukee, WI for a few years, but they made their way back to Cherokee when they were able to purchase the Klatt Hardware store. They owned and operated Lee’s Hardware until 1989. Molly then worked at the HyVee Warehouse. She was active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and several card clubs in town. She also enjoyed shopping, doing crafts, reading, going to movies, and “tormenting” her grandchildren.

Molly passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, at the age of 81. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Kenneth; one son, Patrick; a sister, Janice Fara; and one brother-in-law, Bill Lee.

Survivors include her children: Nancy (Brent) Hofer of Scranton, IA, Tom (Maureen) Lee of Tampa, FL, and Wendy (Ken) Nelson of Sutherland, IA; her grandchildren: Katie, Alex, Scott and Emily Hofer, Ryan and Collin Lee, and Kody, Patrick, Samuel, Thomas and Abigail Nelson; sister-in-law, Linda Lee of Cherokee and brother-in-law, Jack Fara of Akron, IA; nephews, Mark Ege, and Shawn, Bob, Matt and Dave Lee.

SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Randy Schon
CASKET BEARERS
Alex Hofer
Kody Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Samuel Nelson
Thomas Nelson
Collin Lee
Ryan Lee
Scott Hofer
VISITATION
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Church. There will be a 9:00 a.m. rosary Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:08 AM
“So sorry to hear of Molly's passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you!”
- Kurt and Joyce Rasmus
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:02 PM
“Thinking of you at this time of sorrow in your life. I was a member of Beta Sigma Phi when I lived in Cherokee, and thoroughly enjoyed Molly. We had some good times together. She will be sorely missed by all. Please accept our condolences. Helen.”
- Helen and Dale Sturgeon
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 2:14 PM
“We're very sorry to hear of Mollies passing. We have been out of town. Thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Ron & Nancy ”
- Ron & Nancy Maurer
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“So sorry for your loss. As first cousins, Molly and I shared many good times at Grandma Cantin’s. I will miss her greatly. ”
- Lou Ann Lund
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In John 5:28-29 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there'll be no more pain or death. Since there's no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions on earth under God's kingdom arrangement. JW.org”
- Joy Holt
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“So sorry to hear of Molly's passing, I loved talking with her at Lee's hardware and Hy Vee. She was always friendly. Prayers for all the family.”
- Sherri Johnson
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. "His breath goeth forth, he returneth to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish." In John 5:28-29 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He's going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. Please go to our web site JW.org. for more information on the hope for the dead.”
- Joy Holt
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:50 PM
“My deepest condolences to Nancy, Tom, and Wendy. My Aunt Molly was a kind, loving person who won't be forgotten by any who were lucky enough to know her.”
- Mark Ege
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:50 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Always liked your mom. Special thoughts and prayers.
God Bless”
- Jeannette Ott
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“You and your family have my sincere sympathy. Molly and I had lots of good times at the bridge table. She will be missed. Linda”
- Linda F Struck
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all the family of Molly! What an awesome person Molly was, she was the first person who came to me when Mark, my husband died to see if I wanted her to go to grief counseling with me! Molly went thru it when Ken died so she knew how I was feeling! Will miss your sweet smile and kind heart!
May the Lee family find comfort in knowing she is with Ken and Patrick ❤️❤️”
- Debbie Courtright
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“Again, I sadly watch as a good friend says goodbye to their parent. As our hearts ache for our loved ones, remember there are friends and family who are just a phone call away. Molly will always be someone special to me. As a "roadie" for the Buffaloheads to the amazingly patient mom who raised some great kids, my memories of her will always be special. Thanks Molly for everything. I'll miss you.”
- Douglas Cline
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“Was sorry to hear about Molly. She was a lot of fun and always had that smile. Our sympathies to the entire family.”
- jack & Mary Jo Poggenklass
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“Wendy, Ken and family - I am so sorry to hear this but we must remember; there is a much grander plan for each of us . God's blessings on all of your family.”
- Shirley Brandt
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“God Bless you and your family. Molly was an outstanding woman and I’ll always remember the times that I got to share with her. May she shine down on all of us with her bright smile from the heavens above. ”
- Kevin Kennedy
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM
“Wendy and family,
So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing as she was a dear lady I always enjoyed her smiling face and visiting with her. How lucky u all were to have such great parents, and a lively legacy to have as memories. May God bless and comfort all of u during this tough time and may all your memories make you smile til u meet again in heaven. ”
- Peg Hinkhouse
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:59 PM
“Sorry to hear of Molly passing away...always enjoyed visiting with her and her upbeat attitude..My sister, Connie Stratton, previously from Cherokee and now from Chico, Ca., sends her condolences to all of you...she used to work for your mom and dad when they had Lee's Hardware...”
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:24 AM
“So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. Loved visiting with her through the years.
Our sympathies to all who love and will miss her.”
- Charlotte Schueder
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:06 AM
“Our prayers are with you all”
- Jamie and Karmen Hodgdon
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:06 AM
“Molly was a super friend with an awesome wit and fun to be around. She was not a complainer even though her last months of life took a toll on her life! She and her hubby Ken were special friends in our lives and will always be remembered by us. We will always love them dearly. Condolences and
special prayers to their children, grandchildren.”
- Dennis and Donna Henrich
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:05 AM
“Wendy, Ken and family thinking of you all. Prayers”
- Char Schlepp
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