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Crystal Moldenhauer, 80, of Baraboo, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.

Crystal was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Wisconsin Dells, the daughter of Arnol and Crystal (Lee) Priester. She worked at Bishop’s Buffet in Bettendorf, Iowa for 20 years. She returned to Reedsburg in 1999 and had lived there since. She stayed busy working at Land’s End and Noah’s Ark until her retirement.

Crystal is survived by her sons, Donald of Reedsburg and Mark of Rock Island, Illinois; daughter, Debra of Madison; brothers, Thomas (Cathy) Priester of Edgewater, Maryland and Robert (Mirella) Priester of Madison; sister, Peggy (Bob) Danner of Wisconsin Dells; grandchildren, Christina Lutz, Joshua Barnes, Markus Moldenhauer and Kayla (James) Moldenhauer-Kellums; and her great-granddaughter, Alaina Kellums.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughters, Crystal Ann and Barbara JoAnn Moldenhauer.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells with Reverend Steven Keller officiating. Burial took place at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 13. Visitation was held at church Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to