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Gerald D. Molling

March 1, 1934 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 88)


Gerald D. Molling, 88, died Saturday, September 17, 2022 at his home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and his family.

He was born March 1, 1934 in Stanley, son of the late John and Clara (Dittman) Molling.  In 1987 he married Kathleen “Kappy” Stetzer in Wausau.

Jerry served his country in the United States Army and worked many years as a transport driver for Riiser Oil.  Over the years he made thousands of rosaries and was also an avid woodworker.  He enjoyed over 30 years of camping at his permanent site and was always up for a game of cribbage or 65 with family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife, Kappy Molling; children, Kate Curtis, John Molling, Terese (Brad) Finstad, Michael (Anne) Molling, Janet Conrad, Mary LaChapelle, Lynn (Art) Tuttle and Julie (Brad) Genson; step-sons, Kurt (Kari) Stetzer, Greg (Sandy) Stetzer and Jeff (Sharon) Stetzer; a sister Marg (John) Brandt; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; former wife Hazel Hartl, honorary son Rod (Donna) Woller.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 1 sister and a great-grandson, Hudson.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2022 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services all at Holy Name Catholic Church with a lunch to follow.  The Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed on the Peterson/Kraemer Facebook page or later on the website.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their support and care of Jerry and his family.

Online condolences may be expressed at



September 23, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)

Funeral Mass
September 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Holy Name Catholic Church (Wausau)

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