Obit: Gaab-Molitor, Norma E. (1930 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brost, Fliss, Fuller, Gaab-Molitor, Hoffman, Juza, Molitor, Stauner, Stefancin

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 6/21/2017

Gaab-Molitor, Norma E. (Brost) (18 JUN 1930 - 20 JUN 2017)

Norma E. Gaab-Molitor, 87, of Medford, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20th at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, WI.

Norma was born in Medford, WI on June 18, 1930 to Henry and Catherine (Stauner) Brost. She married James J. Gaab on June 15th, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and they celebrated 56 years of marriage before his passing in 2007.

Norma and family moved to Wausau, WI in 1956, where she was a bookkeeper for her husband at Mobil Oil Co. She also worked part time as a telephone secretary and printers assistant for the Business Service Center and part time at Dr. George Andrews medical office.

In 1984, she founded the consignment store “Nice As New.” She spent her winters in Sun City, AZ where she was employed at Sun City Youngtown Printers and Valley Medical Answering Service. She moved back to Wausau full time in 1998 where she continued to work as a telephone secretary for Presto Call until her retirement in 2007.

Norma was a fervent reader and enjoyed writing short stories for her family, remodeling their houses and traveling the USA and Europe. Norma was very active at the church, school and community organizations. She was a long-term poll worker and volunteer at Wausau Hospital and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. She enjoyed every type of animal, especially her cats and Bob’s dog, Tiffi.

Norma moved to Medford, WI in 2008 where she married her childhood friend Robert “Bob” Molitor in June of 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Molitor of Medford; Children: Mary Gaab of Wausau and Daniel (Lori) Gaab of Galena, IL; Grandchildren: Michael Hoffman, Mike and Dan Fuller, Nick, Tiffany, Brad and Kendra Gaab; Several Great-grandchildren; Brothers: Barney Brost of Denver, CO and S. Ray (Meta) Brost of Clarksville, IL; Sister: Marilyn (Arthur) Fliss of West Bend; Stepchildren: Mike and Micky Molitor both of Medford and 2 step-greatgrandchildren.

In addition to her first husband and parents Norma was preceded in death by her Children: Kathy Gaab Hoffman and Joseph Gaab; Daughter In-Law: Nellie Gaab; Sisters: Anita Gassen, Virginia Mary Brost and Lenore Palmer-Marks; Brother: JP Brost.

A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon, Monday June 26th, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford with Father Phil Juza and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 AM until the time of mass at 12 noon. Future burial of her cremated remains will be at the Cremation Garden of Rest, Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norma’s name can be given to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Medford or the Taylor County Humane Society, Medford.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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