Herman Edward Moll (97), a faithful follower of Jesus Christ went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 20, 2022, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Denver, CO. He was born on May 24, 1925, in Celeryville, Ohio - the third of 11 siblings. Herman is survived by his six children and extended family of 52+: Lois (3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren), Lauretta (“Laurie”), Edward (Elena, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren), Gary (4 grandchildren), Leanne (Walter Pierce, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren), and Linda (Samuel Shultis, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren expected soon). Three brothers also survive Herman; David (Janice), Lynn, and Keith (Linda) of Willard, OH, and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Moll of Grand Rapids, MI, and Joyce Moll of Willard, OH, and his brother-in-law Rev. Sidney Cooper of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by his first wife Esther Shaarda in 1963 and second wife Sylvia Topping in 1997; his parents, Nicholas and Jennie Moll; three sisters (Senetta, Janice Cooper, and Lois) and four brothers (Franklin, Kenneth, Donald, and Roger); son-in-law Karl Wiersum; and three infant triplets.
Herman served his country during World War II while stationed on the USS Birmingham, a CL-62 cruiser in the Pacific. Having fought in seven major campaigns, Herman received a Purple Heart and two commendation medals plus several more medals, ribbons, and stars.
Through God's great grace and provision, he returned home to Celeryville, Ohio where he opened Moll’s Electric serving mostly the vegetable-growing muck farmers in the area. In 1970 the family moved to Naples, Florida where Herman was the owner/operator of Community Electric of Naples, Inc. which grew into a large company employing many. While in Naples, Herman was influential in the founding of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) and Naples Christian Academy, and he volunteered many hours as a boardwalk naturalist at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. When Herman retired in 1996, he relocated to Cashiers, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains where he discovered a love for nature photography and painting, along with his hobbies of golf, hunting, and shooting. Herman settled in Denver, CO in 2017 where he enjoyed time with family and friends, and photographing the Rocky Mountains.
Herman’s Christian faith and Christian education were especially important to him. He rejoiced in worshipping God through Bible study, hymns and nature. A man of deep trust in God, Herman will be known for sharing his faith with others as well as instilling that faith in his children. He showed his family how to ‘love one another and your neighbors and friends as yourself.’ Herman was proud of his Dutch Reformed heritage and life story. He now has soared home on the eagle’s wings to rest with his eternal family.
Herman passed away with family by his side. His family wishes to thank the medical team that cared for him at the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center.
All are welcomed to A Celebration of Life service to be held at the Willard Christian Reformed Church at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Memorial contributions may be directed to Celeryville Christian School, 4200 Broadway Rd, Willard, OH 44890 (www.Celeryville.org). Eastman Funeral Home, New London is assisting the family with arrangements in Ohio, online condolences may be shared at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Celeryville Christian School
4200 Broadway Road, Willard OH 44890