Thomas (Tom) Molczyk
September 9, 1934-September 16, 2019
Thomas (Tom) Molczyk of Columbus died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Columbus.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at McKown Funeral Home. There will be a 7 p.m. vigil Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at St. Isidore's. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
Thomas “Tom' Molczyk was born Sept. 9, 1934, outside of Albion, to Thomas and Anna (Barnas) Molczyk. He graduated from Albion High School in 1952. After graduating, Tom went to work several different jobs including helping on the family farm until joining the U.S. Army in November of 1955. Upon discharge from the Army, he moved to Columbus. In March of 1959, Tom began his longtime career with the Columbus Police Department. On June 25, 1960, Tom was united in marriage to Janice Janicek at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in rural Bellwood. After working for the police department for over 32 years, he retired. Shortly after retiring from the police department, Tom began working different part-time jobs, including helping with funerals at McKown Funeral Home. The couple enjoyed taking various trips around the world with friends.
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Tom was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and the VFW Post 3704. He loved woodworking and was involved in many a building project including home additions, building cabins and building garages.
He is survived by wife, Janice “Jan” Molczyk of Columbus; daughter, Marla Graff of Ainsworth; son, Kevin (Lana) Molczyk of Papillion; 6 grandchildren: Tina, Lucas, Tyler, Steven, Allison, and Lydia; 3 great-grandchildren: Alexis, Consondra, and Jayvion; sister, Anita (Ray) Ksiazek of Fremont; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Shemek and Rose Ann Braun.
Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.