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Norbert L. Molyet

February 27, 1929 — December 14, 2021

Norbert Louis Molyet, 92, slipped peacefully into Eternity on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Valley View Health Campus, Fremont. He was born February 27,1929 in Fremont as the second son of Edward and Ludwina (Steinberger) Molyet.

He was a 1947 graduate of Green Springs High School where he excelled in basketball and track. Seven years later, on October 2,1954, he married Marcella “Sally” Brodman at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, OH. A few months later, he was drafted into the United States Army despite the physical limitations due to polio at the age of 17.  He served at Army bases in Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana. He was honorably discharged in response to a letter written by his father that he was needed for the harvest.

Norbert’s career in farming included dairy, vegetable (tomatoes and pickles) and grain farming. He loved the land as God’s gift and was active on the farm until he was 90.  He served as President of River Springs Elevator Board, was an active member on the Water and Soil Conservation District Board and served on the Board for Tomato Growers Association. He was a charter member of Sacred Heart Parish and served as Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan for many years. He also enjoyed serving on the parish council. Most importantly, he loved God and his family was everything to him. He will be remembered for his friendliness, generosity and quick wit that made everyone laugh.

Surviving are his wife, Sally, and children: Sr. Anne Mary, SND; Giles (Anne Karcher) Molyet; Sonya (Rick) Ruppel; Regina “Jean” (Dave) Spader; Robert (Darcy Hansen) Molyet; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.  A brother, Ronald (Cassie) Molyet of Fremont survives along with two sisters: Agnes (Bill) Darr of Clyde and Rita Ralston of Nashua, NH. Norbert is preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Paul, Bernard, Donald and his sisters: Pauline Chudzinski, Margaret Brodman, Mary Dickman, and Dorothy Sugar.

Visitation will take place on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 3-7 p.m. at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 North Street, Fremont, OH. A Scripture Service and sharing of memories will begin at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Road , Fremont, OH.  The Mass will be live-streamed at Additional visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery with military graveside rites.  In lieu of flowers and other gifts, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or the Sisters of Notre Dame.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Service Schedule

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Friday, December 17, 2021

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services

900 North St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, Fremont, OH 43420

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