Claude Allen Moldenhauer

Born: Thu., Apr. 28, 1938
Died: Sat., Sep. 6, 2014

Reception Following Service

Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Location: First United Methodist Church South Campus

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Location: First United Methodist Church South Campus

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Claude Allen Moldenhauer

Claude Allen Moldenhauer, of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Arbor Terrace in Athens, GA at the age of 76. Claude was born in Minneapolis, MN on April 28, 1938, to the late Arthur Carl Moldenhauer and Esther Lindenberg Moldenhauer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Moldenhauer. He was fondly known as Moldy since his college days.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Business Administration and the University of Toledo with a Masters  of Business Degree.  He married Diane Davies, his wife of 54 years, on March 24, 1960 and together they raised two daughters and a son.

After a successful 38 year career with Kroger, he retired in 1999 as Vice President of Produce and Floral. After retirement they moved from Cincinnati, OH to Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA where he had a variety of interests including  golf, tennis, boating and a passion for exercising.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.  He was very active in his community serving on the University of Georgia Agriculture Board, President of the Reynolds Plantation Men's Club and Public Relations Manager for Greene County Habitat for Humanity.   

In addition to his wife, Diane Moldenhauer, he is survived by his daughters, Julie M. King of Charlotte, NC and Lynda S. Hawk (Jeff) of Loveland, OH; son, Jeff Moldenhauer of Maineville, OH; sister, Wanda Templin; grandchildren, Jesse King, Travis King, Lindsay King, Justin Hawk, Kasey Hawk, Tanner Hawk and Jessica Hawk; 4 nieces; 1 nephew, and his beloved dog, Betsy.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a m. on  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, South Campus, 4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mike Morgan and Pastor Merry Grayson officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.  There will also be a celebration of life gathering in Loveland, OH. Donations in memory of Claude Moldenhauer can be made to Greene County Habitat for Humanity, 1373 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or The Alzheimer's Association. McCommons Funeral Home, in Greensboro, is handling arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun September 07, 2014
Dear Diane, My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. I am sad. I know your heart. I pray the Lord will comfort you during these very hard days and give you happy memories of all those good days in the past. Hope to see you at the service. Love, Jane

Janice and Dan Murphy
   Posted Sun September 07, 2014
Diane, Our hearts are heavy hearing of the passing of Moldy. He was a quite and gentle man who was so proud of his wife as his caregiver. He loved to talk about his children and grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

Daniel Moldenhauer
   Posted Sun September 07, 2014

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Dan, Giselle, Beth, Renea and families".

Diane and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers. May God's healing graces bring you peace and comfort. Dan, Giselle, Beth, Renea and families

Tim and Pat Peters
   Posted Mon September 08, 2014
Dear Diane, Julie, Linda and Jeff, plus all the wonderful grandchildren, spouses, etc. We know how much you loved your dear Moldy. We did too. We remember him so fondly as the first person in our neighborhood to say hello, while he was briskly walking the dog for exercise, of course. He was such fun, and a true friend. We will miss knowing he was on this earth with us. Our condolences to you all. Pat and Tim

Cindy coker
   Posted Mon September 08, 2014
Your family is in my heart and prayers at this sad time.

Sue Carani
   Posted Mon September 08, 2014
Diane, I am so sorry to hear about Moldy's passing. I will always remember him for his enthusiasm, friendliness, and zest for life. You and Moldy were one of the first couples that Rich and I met at happy hour at the Plantation clubhouse. And I will never forget our wonderful cruise to the Baltic capitals! I know you will miss him terribly, but now he is at peace. You have my deepest sympathy.
Sue Carani

Tom and Margie Rouse
   Posted Mon September 08, 2014
Diane, Our love and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. May your fond memories and the love of those around you bring you comfort.

Ann Dructor
   Posted Tue September 09, 2014
Dear Diane,
Bruce and I are so sorry for your loss. We will not be home for the service, but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ann and Bruce Dructor

Bryan Silbermann
   Posted Tue September 09, 2014
Dear Diane and family,

All of us at Produce Marketing Association were saddened to learn of Claude's passing. We remember fondly the years he served on the PMA Board of Directors, giving back to the industry he loved and served so well. Our thoughts are with you all.

Bryan Silbermann and the staff of PMA

Jackie and Steve Adams
   Posted Tue September 09, 2014
Diane - our hearts and prayers are with you all as you deal with the loss of our beloved friend. He was such a gift in our lives he will always be with us. God Bless you all. Jackie and Steve

Lisa Fitzgerald
   Posted Tue September 09, 2014
God bless. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Ginny & Ralph Olson
   Posted Tue September 09, 2014
Our condolences and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. So sorry we can not be there. We have fond memories from Moldy's short stay at Savannah Court. We hope your memories will help ease your loss.

Terry and Estelle Chisholm
   Posted Mon September 15, 2014
Dear Diane, we received word about Moldy from our buddies Nancy and Bob Ishee. Please know that Moldy will be remembered during Mass at St. Paul's by the Sea here in Jacksonville, Florida. He was such a fun and interesting man and we were so glad to have met him and you. You will be in our prayers, Diane, as this is such a difficult time for you and your family.

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Diane-and Moldy, I fondly recall several of our Cincinnati conversations on "when will Kroger get here" and which is the best "Three way Chili Dog" from Cincy.
Moldy-May you RIP and keep the Pepsi handy for those tasty "White castles".
Diane Many good thought to you.
Jesus Mary and Joseph. Amen.

Tom Vaughn
   Posted Thu September 25, 2014
To the Family and Friends of Claude Moldenhauer

Please accept my sympathy on Moldy's passing. He and I worked together for many years at Kroger, both in Toledo and in General Office. Although I left the company during the "buyout of 1986", I would see Claude on my occassional visit to G.O. to have lunch with some of my meat department associates. I remember him fondly - especially in those years when we were both cutting our teeth in the junior management ranks. God Bless.