Mildred M. Ernst, 93

Mildred M. Ernst (Mueller) of West Bend passed away Monday Nov. 24, 2008 at the age of 93 at Beechwood Rest Home where she resided for the last four years.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1915, in Belgium to Henry and Mary (Schmitz) Mueller and grew up in the area before moving to West Bend for work.

On May 20, 1939, Mildred married Erwin A. Ernst at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake Church and began her family.

Mildred loved to go shopping, going to dances that her husband played at, and always took great care in her appearance, and playing cards.

Mildred is survived by her children, Gary (Darlene) Ernst of Harrah, Okla. and Mary (David) Sarauer of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Jayson (Vicki) Ernst of Mustang, Okla., Jessica (Rod) Janssen of Mayville, Jarrett (Maria) Ernst of Wauwatosa, Joshua (Tabitha) Ernst of Mustang, Okla., Kimberly (Ted) Meils of West Bend, Julie (Mark) Platter of Oconomowoc, Scott (Lynn) Sarauer of Janesville, Joel Sarauer of West Bend; 16 great grandchildren, Melissa, Madison, Emily, Erik, Ethan, Adam, Alaina, Ian, Trevor, Jackson, Nicholas, Nathan, Joshua, Samuel, Elizabeth, Maxwell; and one sister Emilie Ludwig of South Milwaukee.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erwin; great-grandson, Scott; two sisters, Marcia Hubing and Mabel Jansen; and one brother Bill Mueller.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mildred will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday at Holy Angels Church with Fr. Gerald Brittain officiating.

Visitation will be on Friday at the church only from 10 a.m. until time of Mass, 11 a.m.

Entombment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park.

A Special Thank You to the staff at Beechwood Rest Home for their special and loving care they gave to Mom.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050.

www.phillipfuneralhome.com.