John Molko Obituary (2021) – Scottsbluff, NE


John Dwayne Molko September 30, 2021 John Dwayne Molko, child of God, husband, father, brother, uncle and loving friend, was called home by his Heavenly Father on September 30, 2021, at the age of 65. A celebration of John’s life will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Berean Church. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Festival of Hope, Regional West Hospice Care or Camp Rock. Online condolences can be presented by visiting John’s Memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is responsible for the arrangements. John was born July 30, 1956 in Scottsbluff, NE, son of Edward and Delores Molko. He graduated from Gering High School and received an associate’s degree from Nebraska Western College. John married Lois (Nelson) on March 2, 1985, with whom he had two children, Jacob and Emily. An immensely proud and supportive father, John has attended countless games, meetups, plays, concerts and special occasions to support his children, also serving on the Cedar Canyon School Board of Directors during their years there. For over 20 years, John farmed in the Gering Valley, growing sugar beets, edible dried beans, corn and other crops before making the transition to a career in real estate. Holding seller and possibly brokerage licenses in Nebraska and Wyoming, John enjoyed helping many clients buy and sell homes, farms, and ranches. John worked for many years at Helberg and Nuss Auctions & Realty, where he also became a Certified General Appraiser of Nebraska. John then continued to operate his valuation and brokerage businesses under Champion Realty. John joined forces with Kim (Brost) on September 12, 2019. Sharing many happy memories and adventures, they looked forward to spending the winters in Texas with their friends and family. John, certain of his salvation in Jesus and now walking with him in heaven, was a devoted man of God and held various leadership roles in the churches he attended. During his years at Monument Bible Church, John served as a deacon / elder, director of the AWANA program, and a Sunday school teacher. At the time of his death, John was actively involved in Mitchell Berean Church. A formidable fisherman, no North Platte River trout were safe from John’s fly. Adept though he is, he will quickly profess: “It’s not really about fish. Some of John’s happiest moments were shared on the rivers and lakes with dear friends and family, generously lending his boat, a rod or a happiest hand of all and watching with delight as we landed our own fish. . John’s gentle, humble, approachable, supportive and joyful presence will be sadly missed. Until we are reunited with him again, we will honor his memory by “doing good and loving life,” just as he pleaded with us and shaped us so wonderfully. John is survived by his wife Kim Molko; son Jacob Molko; daughter Emily Molko; brothers Dennis Molko and Tim (Cindy) Molko; sisters Colleen Engelke, Susan (Richard) Simmons and Marilee Treadwell; first wife Lois Molko and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. His parents Edward and Delores Molko predeceased him in death.

Published by The Star-Herald on October 5, 2021.

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