James F. Molkenthin


James F. Molkenthin, 80, of Burtrum passed away of natural causes on December 18, 2021 in Melrose, MN.
Jim, the son of a preacher man, was born in Abilene, Texas on October 28, 1941. The family moved around, following Pastor Fred Molkentin’s church assignments. These include Aitkin, MN, Horton and Sioux Center, Iowa, and Minneapolis.
Jim graduated from Minneapolis West High School, attended Northwestern Bible College, and graduated from St. Cloud State University, earning a teaching degree. He owned and operated the Snapdragon Greenhouse in Burtrum. Jim initiated a local newspaper, The Burtrum News, for many years. He also enjoyed the connections he made through his ham radio hobby.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Adeline (Golden) Molkenthin and his grandparents.
He is survived by his brothers, Gerald C. (Georgia) Molkenthin, and Steven P. (Carol) Molkenthin, nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Finally, Jim would want everyone to know, in the words of Lennon and McCartney, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”