Kathleen M. Moldrem

October 29, 1946 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 75)


Kathleen M. Moldrem (nee McDonald), 75, passed away on May 10, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice after a short battle with pancreatic metastatic cancer.

She was born on October 29, 1946, to Robert and Ruth (Lium) McDonald, Altoona. She graduated in May 1964 from Altoona High School.

In the fall of 1964, she started work as a dental assistant for Dr. Richard Sanwick and was employed there for the next 12 years.

She married Byron Moldrem on October 11, 1977 and moved to Chippewa Falls. She was a stay-at-home mom for 2 years and then obtained a job at the Chippewa Herald in Classified Advertising. She worked at Diversey Wyandotte until moving on to a position working in the Office of the Director of Public Works/City Engineering for the City of Chippewa Falls until retiring after 26 years.

She is survived by her husband, daughters, Claudia (Pete) Lecher and their sons Bryan Moldrem & Blayde Lecher of Eau Claire; Colleen (Dale) Ericson and their son Riley of Eau Claire; stepsons, Steve (Jill) Moldrem and their son Jake of Melbourne, FL; Aaron Moldrem of MN; sister, Carlene Schroeder of Altoona, WI; sisters-in-law, Julia (Gary) Hanson of Sun Prairie, WI and Ardes (Tim) Benson of Eden Prairie, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Julius & Bernice Moldrem; brother and sisters-in-law, LeVerne & Patricia Moldrem.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sandeep Basu, the staff at Mayo Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Hospice for their care these last few weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. Inurnment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire at a later date.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 at the church.


Funeral services for Kathleen M. Moldrem were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.

The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Mass server, Mark Birrittella.

Music during the Mass was provided by Nancy Haley and Beth Martinek. Readings were given by Pete Lecher. Gift bearers were Blayde Lecher and Bryan Moldrem.

Casket bearers were Dale Ericson, Blayde and Pete Lecher, Aaron and Bryan Moldrem, and Randy Scheidler. Honorary casket bearers were Steven Moldrem and Riley Ericson.

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May 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

May 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

Funeral Mass
May 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

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