Dr. Nathan D. Molldrem, August 8, 1942 - July 30, 2020

Dr. Nathan D. Molldrem
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Dr. Nathan Molldrem, age 77, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on July 30, 2020, at Our House Memory Care in Eau Claire from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Nathan was born on August 8, 1942, in Chicago, IL to Rev. Ariel and Esther Molldrem. He had 2 brothers: Rev. Robert Molldrem (Gloria) and Rev. Mark Molldrem (Shirley). He was married to Nancy Molldrem for almost 51 years. Together they had 5 children: Dr. Kevin Molldrem, CAPT Eric Molldrem, JAGC, USN, Cherie James (Conan), Dr. Alex Molldrem (Susan) and Denise Molldrem. They had 8 grandchildren: Georgia, Francesca, Addison, Kai, Finley, Mya, Eli, and Isaac. He is survived by his mother-in-law, Ilse Kerkstra; brother-in-law, Marvin Kerkstra (Barb); and sister-in-law, Evelyn Disko. He had many nieces, nephews and friends.

Nathan graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1969. He Had 1-year of internship in Fargo, ND. He had a 2-year pediatric residency at Oakland Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA. Nathan was a pediatrician in the United States Air Force at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. He moved to Eau Claire and worked as a pediatrician for 30 years at Mayo Clinic Health System. He was a kind caring doctor and loved treating thousands of children.

Nathan enjoyed many family vacations touring national parks, the Midwest, theme parks, and historical sites. He had fun going for boat rides in his speedboat on Lake Wissota. He enjoyed nature and many family picnics.

He loved trains, especially the Milwaukee Road. He wrote many articles for the Milwaukee Road Historical Association. He built a large model railroad layout with beautiful scenery. He loved taking train photos, depot photos and getting together with train friends. He was one of the founds of the Chippewa Valley Motor Car Association, and did a lot of work building a line in the Tiffany Bottoms in Durand for train and bird enthusiasts. He loved train antiques and learning the history of different trains.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years.

A private graveside service will be held for the immediate family on August 7, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery with military honors.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com. 

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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  1. Tina Frank (Stanton) August 8, 2020

    My condolences to all of his friends and family,

    Love you Dr. Molldrem! You were such an amazing doctor. I never forgot you or the love you had of trains. I was. So excited to see to see the trains going in the waiting room with files, and all the the trains in your patcients rooms.
    Ty for having such a loving heart, and healing hands.
    Your so AMAZING!! ST. Peter probably stepped asside and asked what size wings do you wear!
    My condolences to his
    and past patcients who loved him as much as we all did.

  2. Susan E Huck August 7, 2020

    To the Family of Dr. Molldrem,

    Just a note of gratitude for the attention and care that he displayed in the treatment of all three of my children, from birth to adulthood. He was a true Doctor to the core.

    I wish for only peace and grace be with all of you at this time.

    Sincerely Susan Huck

  3. Linda Barth August 7, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Molldrem was my children's first doctor and he set the standards for the great care my children got, I was really hoping that he would be around for my grandchildren, he was such a patient, caring, wonderful man. He will be missed.

  4. Arne & Hyon Pederson August 6, 2020

    Dr. Molldrem was both of our sons pediatrician. He was such a patient man with us as young parents in the early eighties. His kind approach with our special needs son was remarkable. It was so easy to get him to talk about trains. Deepest sympathy to his family.

  5. Jeff Geroux August 5, 2020

    To the Molldrem family: I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working for Nathan as his home caregiver, We had some nice chats. Nathan was also my pediatrician when I was a child and he remembered me and my heart condition. He was one that took care of me when I was a kid and I enjoyed taking care of him. Nathan was an amazing man and sending love and prayers to Nancy and Denise whom I got to know as well. Love and prayers to the rest of the family as well.

    Jeff J. Geroux
    Caregiver, Visiting Angels

  6. joseph motto August 5, 2020

    Dear Nancy, You and your family are in our caring thoughts and prayers during this time of loss in your lives. Many blessings to you all, Joe, Joy and Motto Family

  7. Sarah M Kasten August 5, 2020

    Dr molldrem was one of doctors when I was little. He was good doctor and he will be missed and my prayers go out to the family

  8. Roger Elliott August 1, 2020

    Although I only knew Nate casually as a fellow member of the former Indianhead Model Railroad Club (now West Wisconsin Railroad Club) I always enjoyed our discussions of the great Milwaukee Road (MILW) railroad. We both model the MILW and if I had known Nate earlier I would have enjoyed visiting his famous home model railroad. He was a very generous donator of images of Milwaukee Road aerial photographs which appeared in nearly every quarterly issue of the MRHA magazine for as long as I can remember. I truly hope he is at peace and at the throttle of a high speed Hiawatha locomotive in Heaven.

  9. Jannell M Sworski August 1, 2020

    What a wonderful, compassionate, and caring doctor. Dr. Molldrem was my pediatrician, 43 years ago... Thank you for all of your dedication to the Eau Claire Area, Dr. Molldrem... may you rest in peace.