William "Bill" Molumby


August 30, 1932 - June 8, 2021


William “Bill” Molumby, 88, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, June 12 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Funeral arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

William R. (Bill) Molumby was born August 30,1932 to Raymond and Consuela (Felker) Molumby in Madison, SD. At age 12, he moved to Bremerton, WA and attended school there until age 17 when he moved to Mitchell, SD, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1950. Bill began working at Johnson's Furniture in 1949 and retired as manager in 1994. On September 21, 1953, he married Shirley Herbst. To this union, two sons, Douglas and Steven, were borrn. On September 1, 2010 he married Dorothy Hamann Walz at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Bill was very active in the business community. He was a lifetime member of the Mitchell Elks Lodge and was a Past Exalted Ruler and Trustee for 30 years. He served on the Corn Palace Committee for 12 years when Corn Palace Week ran for an entire week, and exceptional talent such as Red Skelton and Bob Hope was brought in.

Upon retirement, Bill and Shirley traveled and camped extensively in their motor home throughout the Midwest, and locally, during the spring and summer.

Survivors include wife Dorothy; 2 sons, Doug (Julie) of Mitchell and Steve (MaryJo) of West Branson, MO; 3 grandchildren, Ashley, Christina, and Nicole; 3 great grandchildren; 3 step­children, Doug (Beth) Walz of Mitchell, Nancy (Pat) London of Mitchell, and Brenda (Jose) Toribio of Mitchell; 7 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren; brother, Dick (Marge) of Ogden, UT; and sisters-in-law, Diana Molumby of Burlington, WI, and Doris Herbst of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley in 2005; his parents; brothers, Father Donald Molumby and John Molumby; and brother-in-law, Virgil Herbst.



Friday, June 11, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Cindy Hansen on June 26, 2021
So many memories in the Bridle Acrces neighborhood where no one knocked. Thinking of you Steve.
Posted by Sandi Young on June 15, 2021
So very sorry for the loss of your father. May he rest peace. Prayers to all.
Posted by Audrey VanGenderen on June 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of this very personable gentleman. I never saw Bill without a smile and a story.
Posted by Audrey VanGenderen on June 12, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of this very personable gentleman. I never saw Bill without a smile and a story.
Posted by JIM GraceRadkesO on June 11, 2021
So sorry to hear the loss and are prays will be for Bill
Posted by JIM GraceRadkesO on June 11, 2021
So sorry to hear the loss and are prays will be for Bill
Posted by Aggie and Joe shields on June 11, 2021
Bill was a good friend that will missed. Our condolenses to Dorthy and the family.
Posted by Karen Spelbring on June 11, 2021
To Bill's loved ones, So very sorry for your loss. May God's love comfort you at this very difficult time. Bill was well known in our family. He was a good friend of my parents. He was loved & will be missed! God's Blessings to all of you. ✝️
Posted by Charles and Linda Oster on June 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Bill's family. He was a good man and the world will be a sadder place without him not in it. Prayers to his family.
Posted by Kelly Hills on June 11, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bill. Many card games were played between the Davis, Hills and Molumby families. Many a great memory of the neighborhood. Loving thoughts and prayers to you all. Rest in peace, Bill.
Posted by Earl W Davis on June 10, 2021
Love and sympathy to you Dorothy and the family. Bill was a great neighbor and will be missed.
Posted by Martin Eilts on June 10, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Our fathers worked together a long time at Johnson Furniture.
Posted by Curt & Judine Hills on June 10, 2021
Doug, Steve, Dorothy & extended families. Judine and I send our condolences to you all at this difficult time. So many great memories of Bill from our old days back in the neighborhood on 5th.
Posted by Dale Miskimins on June 10, 2021
Sorry for your loss Doug.
Posted by Roberta Davidson on June 10, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Judy Backlund Gohl on June 9, 2021
Dorothy--I was sorry to read that you have lost Bill. Keep your memories of him close to your heart. Please also give my sympathy to Doug (Molumby).
Posted by Denny Walz on June 9, 2021
So sorry to hear this Dorothy
Posted by Bernice Sellars on June 9, 2021
Sorry he is gone
I’m thinking of the family
I just recently moved into Cathedral Squares
Posted by Jan Weisser on June 9, 2021
Our sympathy to your family.
Posted by Carm Roster on June 9, 2021
Dorothy and family prayers for peace and comfort.
Posted by Kathleen Flynn on June 9, 2021
I have so many good memories. He always made me laugh! I wish I could be with you all. Love and prayers. Cousin Kay
Posted by Elaine Barta on June 9, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all in your loss. May God be with you all & give you strength.
Posted by Jan Quenzer on June 9, 2021
Love and Sympathy to Bill’s dear ones!!
Posted by Amanda Walz Nava, Family on June 9, 2021
Aunt Dorothy, I'm so sorry about Uncle Bill. He was such a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Posted by Gary and Kay Shafer on June 9, 2021
We are sending our condolences & prayers to Bill's family. He was our friend who was nice to visit with, and we liked his warm smile.
Posted by Tom Riddle on June 8, 2021
Bill was my friend,a honor to have known him. Thoughts and prayers to Doug and family
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