Roger Molstad


Roger “Bopper” Mark Molstad, age 61 of Cloquet, passed away peacefully with his wife and best friends by his side on Saturday, July 16, 2022, after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. Bopper was born April 1, 1961, in Cloquet, the son of Roger Edgar and LaVonna (Watters) Molstad. He worked for the Toboggan Factory, Lake Superior Cabs, Cloquet Collison Center, and the family owned Molstad Resort. In addition to being a fantastic friend, brother, uncle, grandfather, and loving husband, Bopper enjoyed caring for several pets and stray animals. Bopper was an avid collector of everything Sno-Jet and anything with an engine, collected rare items and antiquities, and ran a pool table with ease.

Bopper was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Jason Sanford; niece and nephews, Jodie, Bobby, and Andy McCubbin; several aunts, uncles, and friends. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; mother-in-law, Wanda Mularie; stepsons, Timothy (Shelia) and Wesley (Denise) Sanford; stepdaughter-in-law, Jackie Frye; sisters, Cecile (Colin) Archibald, Linda (Bob) McCubbin, Nancy (Mark) Wisneski, and Cindy (Bob) Molstad; nieces and nephews, Anna Marie, Julie Ann, and Russell Archibald, Chris (Camille) LeBrasseur, Mark (Deanna) Wisneski, Cassandra (Jeff) Dynneson, Jason (Sarah) Fish, Jacob (Emma) McCubbin, and Brenden Niemi; grandchildren, Timothy (Kayla), Luke, Jack, and Wesley Sanford, Dylan (Brittany) and Gunner Lintgen; and an abundance of friends whom he loved including Irving Stapleton, the last remaining member of the “Ass-Hole” Club. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all those who cared for Bopper; the Mayo Clinic, Essentia Clinic & Hospice Center, and the Min No Aya Win Clinic.

Evening visitation will be held Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care. Services will continue Monday, July 25th, also at the funeral home, with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the 10:00 a.m. funeral service. Interment will be held in New Calvary Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Big Lake Golf Resort.

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