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Harold E. Motter, 90

May 7, 2021

Harold Eugene Motter peacefully passed away on April 30, 2021 due to complications from surgery. He was born Jan. 26, 1931.

Harold had a vast career in music, playing with the Denver Symphony and teaching in numerous secondary and college institutions. He loved playing and listening to classical music, which constantly played throughout his home.

He was an excellent cook and loved experimenting with different cuisines from all over the world, collecting recipes at every opportunity.

Harold was a fantastic father of six children with whom he went on many adventures. He traveled throughout the United States with his first four children in his beloved VW bus and carried on that tradition with his later two. He lived in Scotland where he joined numerous orchestras and traveled throughout Europe with his wife, family members, and friends he made along the way.

Harold is survived by his wife, Mary Motter, of Mankato; six children, Elizabeth Motter, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Anna Motter and Christina (Kim) Mielke, of Minneapolis, Ned Motter, of Eugene, Oregon, Soleil (Brian) Golden, Caitlin Motter, of Seattle, Washington; three grandchildren, Jacob (Becca) Mielke, Emily Mielke, and Katie (Hunter) Lancour; great-granddaughter, Claire Mielke; and his dog, Fledermaus.

A family celebration of life will be held later this summer. Mankato Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.