Arthur Ray Mollett, of Hartford

Published 7:25 am Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 24, 1939 — April 16, 2019

Arthur Ray Mollett, 79, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019, at his home.

A celebration of Life Service, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 20, 2019, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center Street, Dowagiac, with Father Kevin Covert officiating with Traditional Native Ceremony immediately following. Burial will follow at Keeler Cemetery, in Keeler Township. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday prior to the service.

Arthur Ray Mollett

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Millhouse in South Bend. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clark Chapel, Dowagiac. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Ray was born on April 24, 1939, to Y.C. and Ellen Odell (Pounders) Mollett in Hayti, Missouri. He married Jeannie Wesaw on Nov. 25, 1961, in Hartford. Ray was a proud Ironworker local 292 of South Bend for 40 years, retiring from Pearson Construction. He loved to farm, while also sharing his very large garden with family and friends. Building, repairing and helping was his passion, he even built his home that he and his family have lived in for over 50 years. Hunting and fishing with his son in his spare time is something he loved. He accomplished everything he wanted in his life, loving Husband, Dad, Papa, as well as great neighbor and friend.

Ray is survived by his wife Jeannie, daughters; Andy R.(Michael) Jackson, of Eau Claire, Angela R. (Sis Mollett) Bachteal, of Granger, son; Allen R. Mollett, of Benton Harbor, and foster daughter Brandy Jack. Grandchildren; Alicia Jackson, Abbie Kusch, Autumn Mollett and Olivia Bachteal, great-grandchildren; Jacob Jackson, Wyatt Irwin, Jaden Kusch, Finly Kusch. His sister’s; Barbara (Richard) Smith, of Watervliet, Shirley Francis, of Stevensville, and brother, Bobby Mollett, of Watervliet. He was proceeded in death by his parents.