Molly Jean Edwards, 62, of Williston, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2020 at CHI St. Alexius surrounded by family. No characteristic is more defining of her life than her faith in Jesus. She will always be remembered for sharing sermon details, praying for family and friends, and investing into the faith of her children/grandchildren.
Molly Jean Tofte was born on December 17, 1957 in Williston, ND to Alfred Tofte and Darlene Grasser. After her biological father passed away early in her life, her mother re-married Harry Mischke. She was raised by them on a small family farm north of Williston where she learned the concepts of strong family and hard work.
Molly graduated from Hill Crest High School in Fergus Falls, MN in 1975. She pursued higher education at UND-Williston for nursing and Trinity Bible College. She maintained various jobs throughout the years but took great pride in investing into her children as a stay-at-home mother.
Molly met Lloyd Edwards through mutual friends in November, 1988. After a short courtship, they married on February 22, 1989. In total, they had eight children: Kurt (Sioux Falls, SD), Chad (Dickinson, ND), Aaron (Fortsyth, MT), Tony (Roswell, NM), Eric (Williston), Matthew (Little Falls, MN), Kandy (Grand Forks, ND), and Missy (St. Leonard, MD).
Molly greatly enjoyed agriculture and raising livestock. After taking an interest in 4H at an early age, she received several awards leading to a presentation at the North Dakota State Fair. She often raised small animals (rabbits, chickens, ducks) in hopes of establishing her own small family farm. In her free time, she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and spending time with family. She proudly knitted individually designed baby blankets for every single one of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband (Lloyd), eight children, 20 grandchildren, two brothers (Jim and Harold), and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father (Alfred Tofte), mother (Darlene Mischke), father (Harry Mischke), brother (Earl Mischke), niece (Jamie Mischke), and newborn sister (Loralee Ann Tofte).
**Italics note (her favorite bible verse)**: “Jeremiah 3:33: Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”