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Randy P. Molitor

December 22, 1951 — February 23, 2020

Randy P. Molitor, age 68, of Traverse City, MI passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Randy was born December 22, 1951 in Grayling, MI to Maynard and Norma (Crawford) Molitor. Randy met the love of his life Christa Ottendörfer in Germany where he was deployed during his lifetime career in the U.S. Military. They were married for 48 years. Together, they moved to the United States and were to deployed to every corner of the country. They traveled extensively and saw so much of this beautiful country. Randy served in the military for 24 1/2 years. After his service as a warrant officer, he worked at the U.S. Post Office in Traverse City for 10 years until his retirement.

Randy was a wonderful husband and father. He was a very hard worker and took care of his family the best he knew how, providing a nice home and comfortable life. He and his wife Christa traveled to Mexico, Florida, explored all of Michigan and even some of Canada. He is loved by his family and will be missed dearly.

Randy is survived by his wife, Christa Molitor; sons, Francis (Angela) Molitor and Jason Molitor; grandchildren, Lauryn, Maximus, Frances and Julian; siblings, Paula Newlun, Marcy Lowe, Brian Molitor, Tony Niarahos, Beth Ann Molitor and Patricia Molitor; nephews, Brian (Eddie) Molitor II, Michael Newlun and Phillip (Cindy) Lowe; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy is preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Norma Molitor and niece, Crystal Lowe.

Private Graveside Military Honors  will be streamed Live May 9, 2020 at 11 am on Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home facebook page. Graveside burial and luncheon have been cancelled for the public. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to American Legion Post 106, 106 S. James St., Grayling, MI 49738.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. Condolences and memories can be shared with Randy's family at

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