Hamilton County


James Keith Mollenhoff





James Keith Mollenhoff was born Aug. 15, 1922 to Raymond Eldon and Margaret Pearl Clark Mollenhoff. He died Feb. 18, 1989 and is buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lohrville, IA.

Pvt. Mollenhoff served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


James Keith Mollenhoff, 66, Sunnyside, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., following a long illness. Funeral services were held today at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Queensburrough, N.Y. A mass will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville, Rev. Fr. Dale Koster officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A reception will be held after the service in the St. Joseph’s hall, where friends may visit with the Mollenhoff family. Funeral arrangements are by the Brown Funeral Home in Lohrville.

James Keith Mollenhoff, son of Raymond and Margaret Clark Mollenhoff, was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Lohrville, where he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Lohrville Consolidated Schools. He attended St. Cecilia’s Academy in Altona, and Lincoln High in Webster City.

Mr. Mollenhoff worked on the Alkan Highway Construction Project from 1941-1943, and he served in the U.S. Army until 1946. He married Louise Mairana in New York City in 1949. The couple lived in New York for the past 40 years. Mr. Mollenhoff had been retired from sales work for the Lighthouse for the Blind, when he was diagnosed as having lung cancer. He made annual trips to Iowa to visit friends and relatives, and attend the Mollenhoff reunion in Burnside.

Mr. Mollenhoff is survived by his wife Louise, step-daughters Diane (Mrs. John) Barrett, Levittow, N.Y.; and Louise (Mrs. John) Newman, Nutrias, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie (Mrs. Robert) Pape, Dubuque; three brothers, Clark R. Mollenhoff, Lexington, Va.; Clair A. Mollenhoff, Iowa Falls; and Francis A. Mollenhoff, Waterloo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 20, 1989