Joseph Paul Molina Jr, age 67, of Kaukauna, passed peacefully yet unexpectedly, at UW-Madison Hospital on May 3, 2023. Joe was born at St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago in Indiana on January 6, 1956, son of the late Joseph Paul Molina and Elizabeth (Richwalski) Molina. He graduated EC Roosevelt HS 1974.Joe worked as a police officer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years, and was assigned as a Task Force Federal Agent with DEA and ATF as well as a Deputized US Marshall.
Joe will be missed by his children: Nicole (Robbie), Joe (Angie), Justin (Lexi), Jack, and step-son Tim Martin (Hillary and son Oliver); grandchildren: Hutch, Joey (Paityn), Delilah, Grayson, Sulley and Ellie; as well as many more children that loved him and called him Papa. He is further survived by his siblings; Judy (Tom) Faust, Barbara (Herb) Foss, Betty Jimenez, Brenda Molina, and 9 neices and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and brother Brian.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
You were the most amazing Dad and Papa. We will miss you more than words can express. We love you always.