Brett Franklin Molk

1952 - 2019

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Brett F. Molk, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Akron General Hospital, as a result of complications from Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was born on March 17, 1952 in Kenton to the late Lloyd and Eulah (Shepherd) Molk. Brett was a life-long resident of Hardin County and is survived by two children: Mark (Rachael) Molk of Dover, Ohio, and Kelli (Tim) Lippenga of Hartville, Ohio. He is also survived by five grandchildren: T.C., Jenna, and Marcus Molk, and Jackson and Isla Lippenga; brother, Bradd (Cindi) Molk of Tallahassee, Florida; niece and nephew: Natalie and Nicholas Molk of Tallahassee, Florida; and ex-wife and friend, Kathy Molk of Dover, Ohio. Brett graduated from Kenton High School and Bowling Green State University where he excelled in athletics and played football while earning his education degree. After college, he worked in education for thirty-five years, all of which were in the Kenton City School District. During this time, Brett held positions of physical education teacher, guidance counselor, elementary principal, middle school assistant principal, and athletic director, in addition to driving the school bus in the evenings for student events. Upon retirement, Brett continued driving bus routes for the Kenton City and Hardin Northern Local School Districts. Brett was also a 32nd degree Mason, a Dudley Township Trustee, and served on the Hardin County Beef Board. He was a hard-working, loving, and devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his kids' and grandkids' sporting events and activities. He had a huge heart, a great personality, and a deep compassion for others. He loved visiting and joking with people. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed raising beef cattle and farming. Brett was a member of St. John's Evangelical Church in Kenton, Ohio where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 10:00am. Visitation will be on Friday, November 22 from 3:00-7:00pm at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME and Saturday, November 23 from 9:00-10:00am at the church, prior to the service. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Kenton. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Evangelical Church. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Friday, November 22nd 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    St. John's Evangelical Church  [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Saturday, November 23rd 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, November 23rd 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. John's Evangelical Church [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Mark Kelli and Family
Date :Monday, November 18th 2019
From : Darren Gilbert
I am so sorry Mark, Kelli and family to hear of the passing of Brett. You're all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. R.I.P. Mr. Molk

To : Molk Family
Date :Monday, November 18th 2019
From : David and Mary Sherman Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Brett will be always be remembered for his contributions to Kenton athletics. His tribute to Norma at her funeral was heartfelt and memorable just like him. We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the viewing. God bless your family at this difficult time.

To : The family of Brett Molk
Date :Tuesday, November 19th 2019
From : Dan Jackson
I was sorry to hear of Brett’s death. Through grade school and college he was a good friend. I remember summer workouts with him as we both prepared for college football seasons, youth group time at St. Johns’ and teammates in Wildcat football. He was just an all round good guy!

To : The Family
Date :Wednesday, November 20th 2019
From : The Johnson Family
My son PJ, myself and my husband wish to express our deepest sympathy in your loss. He was a wonderful man, kind and caring. He drove my son PJ from our home in Dunkirk everyday to U.S.V. in McGuffy for I believe for 3 years. Which is a job all in itself, PJ is a high functioning autistic and Mr. Molk handle him with little effort. He will be missed. Again PJ, Florence and Pat Johnson wish to express our great sorrow for your loss.

To : Molk Family
Date :Thursday, November 21st 2019
From : Dave Sturgeon
Brett touched the lives of thousands of kids in his years as an educator. He was a positive influence not just on kids. He will be missed.

To : Brad Molk
Date :Friday, November 22nd 2019
From : Tonda
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of both you and Brett. Sending love and prayers for the family.

To : Family of Brett Molk
Date :Friday, November 22nd 2019
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read about the passing of your brother, dad and uncle. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy, Steve, Cheryl, Tina and Ty

To : Family of Brett Molk
Date :Friday, November 22nd 2019
From : Kristie and Michelle Fay
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time.

To : The Molk Family
Date :Saturday, November 23rd 2019
From : Stephanie Sherman Zimmer
To Brad and family members,
My very deepest condolences on the loss of Brett. He was always one of my very favorite cousins and we had a lot of fun growing up together. We were both very active in the DeMolay activities and I will never forget that.

Tenderly may God heal your sorrow, May time ease your pain and may peace replace heartache with only love and warm memories remaining.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So wish I was closer to express my sympathies.

May God Bless, Stephanie

To : The Molk Family
Date :Saturday, November 23rd 2019
From : Joy Van Horn
I was blessed to have Mr. Molk as a teacher, administrator and athletic director. You have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

To : Brett Molk family
Date :Sunday, November 24th 2019
From : Don Nines
So sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Brett was in my high school graduating class. His smile and humor were remember able to me as well as our shared experience on Kenton's football team.

To : Molk Family
Date :Sunday, November 24th 2019
From : Donnie Raymond Jr
Very sorry to hear of Uncle Brett 's passing. Always enjoyed talking football during holiday visits and throwing the ball around.He will be missed.

To : The Brett Molk Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Craig Curtis
So sorry to hear this sad news. Brett was a special guy his entire life. We was a friend to all and he continued to give back to his community as an educator, coach, a Mason and Township Trustee. I knew him in High School---and he always had a smile. Great athlete but more importantly, a great, great guy.