Whitney A. (Nippert) MolsenMay 2, 1986 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 31)
The world lost one of the most kind-hearted, sweet (with just the right amount of sass), and thoughtful women on Friday, September 29, 2017. I have to say Whit would've cringed at my use of the word "woman" in reference to her -- she always thought it made her sound too old. She was 31, but don't tell her I told you.
Whitney was my world, my everything, my kindred spirit. I was so lucky she found me. I'm sure many of you reading have heard the tale of how she hit on me in an elevator while we were both leaving work and she used the fact that I was carrying the latest Harry Potter book to talk to me. I guess we both will have gotten to see the thestrals now, Whit.
We shared so many common interests from the get go like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Halloween, but we also grew in our common interests as we explored those things together. Whit showing me how to do Disney World the right way made me into a lifelong Disney parks (and Disney Cruise) fan. She even became quite the Star Trek fan after repeatedly and somewhat secretly watching episodes from afar that I would watch. She also got me into more classic and Criterion collection movies as well as her mystery shows.
Whit had such a talent for figuring out the twist or whodunnit or the symbolism of a movie. She would always say she was good at thinking outside the box and it was true. That plus her amazing memory made her great at strategy games, which she loved, and it also made her a great conversationalist. We would have the best in depth discussions on the meanings of movies -- look out, David Lynch!
The city was where Whit loved to be. She loved the culture, the diversity, the parks, the architecture, and the great restaurants. The diversity was especially important to her because she liked being in a place where differences are more accepted, and she loved having friends from all over the world.
Travel was her passion -- she had recently started a travel instagram showcasing all of her many beautiful photos. We loved having adventures, seeing the world together to learn about culture and history and occasionally make new friends.
Another thing we shared is that we are both very sensitive, and because of that we both had sometimes shared a feeling that maybe the world was too cruel a place for us. Whitney's sensitivity was a beautiful thing and what fueled her kind-hearted and loving nature. In the end the world was too cruel for my beautiful wife -- I will miss you forever, babe. I wish life could have been kinder to you. I love you more than anything in this world.
I'm sorry we never got to have children together because knowing you and seeing how you were with the children you nannied, I can't imagine a better mother.
Whit, I will do my best to carry your memory faithfully. You will now live on within me and Ewokie and all of your loved ones and the many people you touched in your life.
And as for everyone reading this, I'm sure I have more beautiful and wonderful things to tell you about Whitney that I've failed to mention here.
- Jeff Molsen
Whitney A. Molsen, age 31, was born May 2, 1986 in St. Charles. She was a graduate of Columbia College and was currently studying at Northwestern University.
She is survived by her husband of 10 years Jeffrey; mother Jill Nippert of Geneva; sisters Ashley (Robert) Yoggerst of WA, Kelsey Nippert (fiancé Rodney Hilton) of Pingree Grove, and Erin (Corey) Stisser of NV; grandmother Marlene Murphy; mother-in-law Elizabeth (Jeff) Diver; father-in-law Jeff (Linda) Molsen; her dog Ewokie; and many other dear relatives and friends.
Whitney is preceded in death by her father Daniel Nippert.
A visitation will be held Thursday, October 5 from 4:00 pm until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 7:30 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street, Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/ would be appreciated.
For more information 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.