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Official Obituary of

Arwin E. Moldenhauer

October 18, 1942 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Arwin Moldenhauer Obituary

Arwin E. Moldenhauer, age 80, of Princeton, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Barrett House in Ripon. He was born on October 18, 1942, in Waupun, a son of Erwin and Mabel (Freheit) Moldenhauer.


On June 5, 1965, Arwin married Helene Addy at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Moldy ran a bulk fuel delivery business called Moldenhauer Oil for 42 years. 


Arwin was a member St. John’s Lutheran Church of Princeton and was always willing to give his time and talents to the church. Arwin sang in the church choir for over 50 years, was a member of the Mass Choir and had also been a soloist. He helped to plan and set up the first Easter Garden, was on the Church’s 125th year committee to remodel the church, was a council member many times and was also a member of the St. John’s Men’s Club. Arwin enjoyed being an active member of his community. Moldy was a member of the Princeton Fire Dept., Princeton Emergency Management as a storm spotter, and the Green Lake County Crime Stoppers. He served on the City Planning Committee and Progress for Princeton that helped raise funds at the flea market food stand to give free swimming lessons to children. On Princeton’s 125th anniversary, Arwin and others planted petunias down Water Street and planted a petunia flag by the baseball diamond which earned him the nickname “Petunia King.” Arwin’s other interests were farming produce and selling it at his food stand that most in the area knew as “Moldy’s Produce.” He loved ice and fly fishing, hunting out at the farm, and playing cards. For many years, he was a member of the AAL bowling team on the Tuesday night bowling league.


Those Arwin leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Helene (Addy) Moldenhauer of Princeton; 3 sons, Martin (Monica) Moldenhauer of Ripon, Richard (Linda) Moldenhauer of Markesan, Daniel Moldenhauer of Neshkoro; 4 grandchildren, Chelsea (Jordan) Kastein, Brock (Kenna) Moldenhauer, Ava (fiancé, Joey Ciriacks) Moldenhauer; Lauren Moldenhauer; great-granddaughter, Collins Kastein; sister, Arlette (Larry) Kreuziger of Burnett; brother, Eldon (Sue) Moldenhauer of Markesan; brother-in-law, Dick (Mary) Bird of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Mabel Moldenhauer.


A funeral service for Arwin E. Moldenhauer will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 226 S. Clinton St., in Princeton. Pastor John Stelter will officiate. Arwin will be laid to rest following the service in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, if you prefer, a memorial has been established. Please visit our website to send a condolence or to share a memory of Arwin with his family.


Arwin was thankful for his parents who brought him to faith through baptism and for all the ministers and vicars who served St. John’s Lutheran Church throughout the years that helped him to keep his faith. Arwin’s family would like to thank the Barrett House in Ripon and their wonderful staff for the excellent care they provided for Arwin this past year. We would also like to thank all of those who kept us in their prayers.


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August 23, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
226 South Clinton St.
Princeton, WI 54968

Funeral Service
August 23, 2023

11:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
226 South Clinton St.
Princeton, WI 54968


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