John has been operating the John Molnar Funeral Homes as President since 1969. John's leadership qualities have served him well as 1969 Class President of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science, former President of the Delwood Kiwanis Club, past officer and member of the Southgate Knights of Columbus, and Past President of The Hungarian Heritage Club. Civically, John has served as Chairman of the Southgate Public Safety Commission, and he is also an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Southgate. John acknowledges his success in business would not have been possible without the steadfast commitment of his wife, Helen. They have one daughter, Angela, who has proudly continued the Molnar tradition of being a licensed funeral director. In their free time, John and Helen enjoy spending time with their family.
Angela graduated from Wayne State University in the fall of 1993 as the Vice President of her Mortuary Science Class. After graduation, she began to assist her father in operating the John Molnar Funeral Homes. All aspects of the funeral home are what encompass her life now as she oversees the daily operations of all the facilities. Community service is also an important part of her life. She is an active member of Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, and has been a past board member of the Brownstown Downtown Development Authority, and was the past secretary, past president, and charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Brownstown. Angela and her husband Larry have four daughters: Madelyn, Megan, Melanie, and Maranda. For Angela, being a mother to four young daughters is one of the most rewarding jobs she could ever have and she devotes all of her free time to spending it with her family.
Larry joined the funeral home after graduating from high school. He soon enrolled in to the Mortuary Science Program at Wayne State University. After receiving his degree in the fall of 1997, he became involved in the daily operations of the John Molnar Funeral Home. Larry is member of the Brownstown Downtown Development Authority, Knights of Columbus – Trenton Chapter, the Downriver and Detroit Business Association, and a past member of the Woodhaven - Brownstown Kiwanis Club. He is an active member and usher at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and four young daughters.
Pete Joined the firm in January of 1990 and now serves as the General Manger. He was born and raised in Southgate and just recently became a resident of Riverview. Upon graduation from Southgate High School in 1977, Pete went on to Wayne State University where he graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1981. Pete then married his wife Cindy Smatana, and had two daughters Amanda and Katie. Pete is a member of St. Pius X Catholic church where he has served as a Lector, Eucharistic minister and a member of the Administration Commission. Civically, he has served the City of Southgate as a Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Commission, The Planning Commission, and is currently a member of the TIFA Board. Pete is also a member of the Southgate Kiwanis club and has served as its secretary for over 20 years.
Christopher and his wife Melanie live in Southgate. Born and raised in Wyandotte, he is the son of Thomas and Pansy (Thon) Stieler. Chris is the great great grandson of John F. W. Thon, founder of the Thon Funeral Home in 1857. He is a 1973 graduate of Wyandotte Roosevelt High School. He has 2 children, Melissa and Kevin, and 6 grandchildren. Chris joined the Nixon and Thon Funeral Homes in December of 1972, at the age of 18. He went on to attend Wayne State University and graduated from the Department of Mortuary Science in 1980. Chris serves on the District 1 Board of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association for the past 20 years. He is also a member of the Trenton / Wyandotte Masonic Lodge and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Southgate.
Mike and his wife Kristine live in Brownstown with their daughter, Lori. Mike graduated from Wayne State University in 1984 with his degree in Mortuary Science. As a funeral director, he joined the firm in 1998. Mike is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Wayne, a current member of the Woodhaven Kiwanis Club, a past board member of the Brownstown Downtown Development Authority, and past President of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, District 2. He is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Waltz.
Adrienne joined the Nixon Chapel in 1999. She graduated from Southgate Anderson High School in 1996. Adrienne is a graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Wayne State University. She is also the Treasurer of the Wyandotte 1000 Kiwanis Club. Her hobbies are gardening and outdoor adventures in her leisure time. She lives in Dearborn with her husband Jason.
Originally from Petoskey, Michigan, Jennifer and her husband David now live in Brownstown. Jennifer graduated from Wayne State University in 2014 as President of her Mortuary Science class. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Jennifer enjoys being able to bring empathetic service to grieving families. In her free time, Jennifer volunteers with Sandcastles Grief Support for Children, a local group that serves bereaved children and their families. Her other interests include reading, playing various musical instruments, attending local events, watching TV, having game nights with friends, and spending time with her husband.
Christine is the former owner of the R.J. Nixon and H.F. Thon Funeral Homes. She began working for the business in 1977, attending to the many needs of the operation. Christine's main priority was always focusing on providing the best service for the families they served, showing them compassion, kindness and support during a difficult time in their lives. She is a life long resident of Wyandotte, a parishioner of St. Vincent Palloti Parish and member of the Wyandotte Rotary Club. Christine enjoys being with family and friends in her spare time.
Renee and her husband Chris live in Brownstown with their two young daughters, Elena and Grace. Renee graduated in 1997 from Monroe County Community College with an Associates Degree in Electric Office Systems. She joined the John Molnar Funeral Home in May 1997. Renee is a member of Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church. When not working, Renee enjoys time with her family and pursuing her interests of dancing, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Cariann has lived in metro-Detroit her entire life. She lives with her fiancé John, along with her two daughters, Victoria and Macy, and two dogs, in Berkley, Michigan.
Cariann graduated from Henry Ford Community College in 2000, with an Associate in Art - Graphic Design.
Devoting the majority of her free time to her family, she also enjoys gardening, listening to many genres of music and watching movies.
Rachel has been married for 19 years to Kirk and has one daughter, Marie. They live in Grosse Ile with their two labs and two cats. Rachel graduated from high school in Wyandotte, Michigan. She received her B.S. in Speech Communication from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Rachel is also on the state board for the Michigan State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Kevin Snyder attended the University of Toledo Community and Technical College, majoring in Marketing and Law Enforcement Technology. He has been married to his wife, Sharon for over 31 years and together they have two children, Jessica and Eric, and one grandson, Hudson. Kevin and Sharon are parishioners at St. Joseph’s of Sylvania. During his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time at the beach, vacationing, coaching fast pitch softball and playing golf.
Marjorie Legarski Natt has lived Downriver her entire life. Before joining the Molnar Funeral Homes Staff in June of 1999, she worked for 35 years at another family-owned business, the former Gladwin Corporation, which was located in Southgate, Taylor, and five out-of-state locations. Marjorie was responsible for human resources and payroll system wide. The company is still in Taylor but under different ownership. She enjoyed a year of retirement and then wanted to get back out into the working world. She answered a newspaper ad and was hired by another family-owned business. She has always enjoyed working with people, and through her work today, the opportunity to offer assistance to families during a very difficult time. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, reading, walking, traveling, crocheting, and involvement in her Church and a Stock Club.
Marion is a life-long resident of the Downriver area. She is a graduate of Allen Park High School and presently resides in Southgate with her husband, Ron who is a Ford Motor Company retiree. She is the mother of two adult daughters. Marion is a retiree of J. L. Hudson Company and Target Corporation, where she was an administrative assistant. Marion is an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Taylor, Downriver Performing Arts Center (DYPAC) in Trenton, and Southgate Community Players. She currently serves on the City Beautiful Commission for the City of Southgate. Marion has been an employee of the John Molnar Funeral Homes since 2002.
Kathy is a lifelong resident of Southgate, along with her husband Don and daughter Katie. Since graduating from Schafer High School, she has worked in retail, data processing, accounting, and home health care. Kathy also works part-time at Wayne County Adult Day Care for senior citizens with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She enjoys her animals, shopping, friends, and family.