Relationship to conference: Retired elder
Date of death: Dec. 23, 2020 at age 68
Arrangements: No service is currently planned.
Appointment information: Rev. Merlin-Molstad was ordained as a deacon in 1983 and as an elder in 1988. She served Minnesota churches in Hewitt, Bertha, Wrightstown, and Winona. She also served as a chaplain at Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis, Friendship Village in Bloomington, and Franciscan Skemp Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She retired in 2014.
Rev. Merlin-Molstad is survived by her sister, Ellen Merlin (Jim Leuthner); sisters-in-law Lisa Falenschek (Jim) and Mary E. Merlin; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Merlin-Molstad; parents, William and Mary T. Merlin; and siblings William L., Carol, and Daryl.
Cards of condolence can be sent to Ellen Merlin, 3128 Florida Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.
Memorials are preferred to a local food shelf or the Animal Humane Society.
An obituary was published in the Dec. 27 Star Tribune.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church