Marian Molldrem passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Boscobel Care and Rehab, where she had resided the last three years.
Marian was born on the family farm outside Mt. Sterling, on April 1, 1915, to Fred and Grace Freeman.
She attended high school in Gays Mills where she was active in basketball, baseball, track, school plays, and student government.
Marian married Tillman Molldrem on September 19, 1936. They were blessed with four children: Karen, Conrad, David and Marcia. They made their home in Boscobel since 1946. Marian was a homemaker until the age of 45 when she went to work at Schultz Bros. store in Boscobel, retiring at the age of 72. Marian cherished the friendships she made with customers and co-workers. Following her retirement, Marian became a regular at the Tuffley Senior Center in Boscobel. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was presently a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a longtime member of the Eastern Starr.
Marian was an avid sports fan. She was an active Bulldog Booster, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan and also bowled in leagues during her earlier years.
Marian was not one to sit still and was always on the go, either at home or just out and about.
Marian is survived by three of her children: Karen (Marvin) Emler, David Molldrem and Marcia Merrill; daughter-in-law Carol Molldrem Bullard; her grandchildren Deanna (Damon) Miner, Nathan (Lisa) Emler, Michelle (Juan) Reyes, Christopher Molldrem, Eric (Janet) Molldrem, Mark (Amber) Molldrem, Stephen Molldrem, Joshua Kegris-Molldrem, Ross, Michael and Grant Merrill, and Elizabeth and Nicholas Zavala, and 12 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; both husband Tillman and son Conrad in 1983, brother, Hubert Freeman and many wonderful brothers and sisters-in-law.
Marian was very thankful for the wonderful “girls” at the nursing home, as is her family.
Services for Marian were held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boscobel. Pastor Charles Koester officiated and burial was in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends called on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Boscobel. www.beeman-patchakfuneralhome.com
The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Boscobel assisted the family with arrangements.