Dan J. Molter, 56, of Cedar Grove, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Aurora Grafton Medical Center.

Dan was born Jan. 23, 1957 in Sheboygan, son of Ivan and Annette (Hoftiezer) Molter. He was a 1975 graduate of Cedar Grove High School and the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received a degree in education.

He married Lynn VanderPloeg on July 28, 1979, in Oostburg.

Dan was a software engineer for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee for the past 35 years.

Dan was a lifelong member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove where he served as a trustee and Sunday school teacher. He also served on the board for Holland Guild and the Cedar Grove Library Building Committee.

Dan was an avid sports fan. While in high school, he was a multi-event state champion in track and was a member of the UW Track team while in college. He was an avid UW Badger fan. Dan also coached basketball and softball. He enjoyed writing and authored a book “Call Me Danny.”

Dan is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lynn; his daughter, Allison (Dr. Alex) Feix of Whitefish Bay; his son, Michael Molter of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Nolan and Josephine Feix; one sister, Joan (Dale) Meeusen of Cedar Grove; two brothers, David (Sandy) Molter of Elm Grove and James (Jill) Molter of Oostburg; his mother in-law, Gerry VanderPloeg of Oostburg and a brother-in-law, Tom (Michele) VanderPloeg of Sheboygan Falls.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Carl Vander- Ploeg.

Funeral services to celebrate Dan’s life were held at Calvary OPC in Cedar Grove on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, with the Rev. Donald Ritsman officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in Dan’s name for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Calvary OPC.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting Dan’s family with arrangements.

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