Daniel Molden, age 58, of Miami Beach, FL, and formerly of the Fosston area, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12th, at his home in Miami Beach. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday March 16, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Miami Florida. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 1st, at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gonvick. Please bring your own chair as seating will be limited. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Daniel was born on June 5, 1964 in Fosston, MN, to Neil and Linda (Wood) Molden.
Daniel graduated from Fosston High School in 1982 and went on to earn a BA from the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1987. He started his career at Interval International in customer service, and moved up to management. He was employed there for over 35 years.
Dan was best known for his love of genealogy, gardening, and travel. Dan was passionate about researching his family and history. He was able to discover and meet many "new" relatives. Dan had many traveling adventures. He visited all of the 50 states, except for Alaska, which he planned to visit this year. He traveled to several foreign countries and visited/camped in several national parks. Dan was active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he loved singing in the choir and participating in Bible study. He also created and maintained the community garden. He was famous for his lemon bars. Dan had Heinz and Pepper (his cats) for company.
Daniel is survived by his mother Linda Molden, his sisters Coleen Ferguson (Tom Norstuen), Stephanie (Michael) Brueggemann, Heather (Jimmy) Parra. He is also survived by his nephews Anthony Ferguson and Samuel Parra, his nieces Eva Parra, Elyse Brueggemann, and Amelia Brueggemann, his aunt Lois Molden, aunt and uncle Lorraine and Jim Baugh, many cousins and many Friends.
Daniel is preceded in death by his father Neil Molden, grandparents Otto and Ella Molden, grandmother Ellen Wood, uncle Donald Molden, and many great uncles, great aunts and cousins.