Lewis Moll was welcomed into heaven by God, with family surrounding him at home, on May 20, 2011. After a second, short struggle with cancer, God decided it was time to call him home.

Lew was a wonderful, kind, giving person who loved his family and enriched their lives each day.

Lewis was born in Marshalltown, Iowa December 2, 1926 to Fred and Corinne Moll. He moved to Minnesota at age of two and grew up there.

Lew was in the US Army in 1945 and ’46, in the United States and Japan. After serving his country, he attended Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa, graduating with a teaching credential.

It was at college where he met his wife Donna; they were married June 14, 1952. He continued his education at University of South Dakota, earing his Master’s degree in Foreign Language. Soon after having their two children, they moved to California.

Lew and Donna taught at College of the Siskiyous, Lew beginning in 1959. Lew taught English, French, Spanish and German, retiring in 1985.

His favorite pastime was writing and he enjoyed spending hours working on poems, short stories and novels.

His specialty was children’s books and he worked tirelessly trying to get them just right before sending them to a publisher.
He had several works published, including poems, an article in Guideposts, and two children’s novels.

Although he loved to write and travel, he always said the most important thing in the world is family. Spending time with his family was, by far, what he enjoyed most.

Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Donna; daughter, Linda of San Ramon; son, Gary (wife Teri) of Mount Shasta; grandchildren, Stacey, Kristin and Danny; and great-grandchildren, Brenden and Austin Main, and Kieran and Caden Moll.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Weed Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church.