Mildred E. Southerwick

Mildred E. Southerwick, 96, of Sister Bay, formerly of West Bend, passed away Monday Nov. 27, 2006 at Scandia Village Good Samari-tan in Sister Bay.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1910 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Thor and Bertha (nee Larson) Southerwick.

Mildred was raised in the Chicago area, and after graduating from high school she worked as a bookkeeper for the Chicago Printed String Co. for many years.

After retirement, she moved to Iowa for several years before moving to Meadowbrook Manor in West Bend in 1983.

Mildred moved to Scandia Village in 2003.

Mildred was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend.

She had been active in the programs provided at Meadowbrook Manor, and enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch and especially baking old family Norwegian specialties.

Mildred also spent many years caring for her extended family.

She is survived by three nieces, Barbara Schall of Sister Bay, Karen Buckley of Colorado and Kay Teece of St. Germain; two nephews, Mark (Jan) Krueger of Jackson, and Todd (Kellie) Hoffmeister of Menomonee Falls; three great-nieces, Rebecca (Chad) Crass of Grafton, Erin Schall of Dallas, Texas and Amy (Bill) Gorecki of South Milwaukee; a great-nephew, Andy Teece of St. Germain; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Southerwick, and his wife, Lucille.

Funeral services for Mildred will be held on Thursday Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, with Rev. Joseph Fisher officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Burial will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Ill.

Memorials to Scandia Village, 290 Smith Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234, the American Cancer Society or charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

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