Marilynn Ruth Molling, 89

Marilynn Ruth (nee Janzer) Molling, 89, died peacefully Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg.

Services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery following the service.

Memorials to the Advent Lutheran Church Memorial Prayer Garden or the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated. Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg is handling the arrangements for the family. For online condolences, please visit

Marilynn was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Harold and Norma (nee Phelps) Janzer. She graduated from Rufus King High School. In 1943, she married Fred Molling while Fred was on leave from his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Following his military service, Fred and Marilynn made their home in Milwaukee before moving with their daughters, Lynn and Joan, to Whitefish Bay in 1952.

In 1969, the couple moved to Cedarburg, where Marilynn was active in the Cedarburg Woman’s Club and a member of Advent Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, sewing, cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She was known for her kindness, humor, patience and creativity.

Marilynn became a resident of Lasata Care Center in 2002, when her dementia became too difficult to manage at home. She was faithfully cared for by Fred until his death in 2009, her daughter, Joan, and the dedicated and loving staff at Lasata.

Marilynn is survived by her children, Lynn (Donald) Titus of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Joan (the late Steven) Tuttle of Grafton; sisters-in-law, Violet Stratton of West Allis and Betty Janzer of West Bend; and four grandchildren, Karen (Pat) Trewin of Decorah, Iowa, Brian (Vicky) Titus of Malvern, Pa., Jason Tuttle of Port

Washington and Jessica (Kyle) Van Sluys of Grafton. Marilynn is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Sean, Abby, Justin, Evan and Ava; and soon-to-be-born baby Van Sluys; nieces, nephews and many dear friends and neighbors.