Mildred Erichsen Delzer

Feb. 20, 1919 - Oct. 15, 2008

Mildred Erichsen Delzer died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. She was born Feb. 20, 1919, at home in Milwaukee, the daughter of Anna and Henry Erichsen.

She attended Hi Mount Elementary School and Steuben Junior High School and graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee. Mildred was a registered nurse having taken her training at Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing.

She married Armand "Hans" Delzer on Nov. 9, 1940, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Waukesha.

Millie was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, an active member of the Waukesha Service Club and the Senior League, the Ideal Club and the YWCA. She chaired a citywide drive for the March of Dimes and originated the Tween Talks program for mothers and their daughters at the Waukesha YWCA. She also volunteered at the Caring Place, was on the senior advisory board of the Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, the Fox River Development Board, Avalon Manor Auxiliary and was chairperson of the Theodora Youmans League of the YWCA. She, along with her daughter, Jane, and daughters-in-law, Janis and Lynn, were honored as the Family of Distinction in 2003 by the YWCA. She was a longtime member of Merrill Hills Country Club.

Mildred is survived by her children, Eric (Lynn), Marc (Janis), Jane (Ken Finkel) and Kirk (Marilyn) of Troy, Mich., and grandchildren, Michael (Stacy), Jeffrey, John (Katie), William (Mary), James, Eli, Derek and Ashley. She was quite fond of her great-granddaughter and four great-grandsons.

Millie lived a long, active and fruitful life - extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her club memberships and various responsibilities she was asked to assume.

She is grateful to the Lord for the goodness he has bestowed on her. Do not mourn, for she is at peace with the Lord.

"Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Monday, Oct. 20, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. Interment will be private.

Mildred asks that memorials be considered for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Waukesha Caring Place or the Armand and Mildred Delzer Graphic Arts Scholarship Fund at the Waukesha County Community Foundation.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.